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TNR launches vision statement in Kohima

KOHIMA, SEP 13 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/13/2020 12:35:02 PM IST

Noted Gandhian and renowned peace activist Niketu Iralu said, no one can deny that Nagas are a people and a nation but the ultimate goal and desire of a sovereign nation is yet to be achieved.

Niketu Iralu said this during the launch of The Naga Rising (TNR) vision statement at his residence at Kerünyüki Sechü Zubza Kohima on Sunday. Iralu described the launch of the vision statement, as an entry into the arena of leadership and action, while also expressing optimism that TNR understood Naga struggle and the aspirations. He cautioned that if issues were not understood and unity preserved of what was achieved, the crises could go out of control and destabilise the whole of NE. 
Iralu said Sechü Zubza was privileged to be associated with TNR’s entry into the old Naga arena of leadership and action to ensure a new beginning for their children. Asserting that TNR had initiated a promising “thinking and critical analysis”, Iralu said it was a moment to objectively analyse of things learnt and where things had gone wrong in attempting to do something important. 
He said younger generation should know what has been achieved, its significance, values, and equally appreciate the price that all Nagas have paid, by ending the blame and destruction of one another for what is yet to be achieved. Iralu said politicians, overground and underground “should not manipulate the public organizations and platform.”
He said TNR must find a way so Nagas can discuss any issue and become the machinery to solve the pressing needs. Iralu also informed one must do what was right in God’s way and not “our way” by keeping the process clean and reduce the wrong doings.
Iralu also added that “NNC, NSCN (I-M), state government and all other factions have damaged the process” and now Nagas were waiting for settlement which “will be the outcome of the damaged process.”  In this regard, he said that the only thing that needed to be done was to heal the damaged process else the outcome would be too dangerous.
Iralu also noted that Church must make all the Nagas understand by bringing “a simple publication with examples of how the Kingdom of God starts,” then Naga society will become a growing and exciting society.
Speaking on TNR and its vision, chairperson and convener TNR Along Longkumer said that the inspiration of the vision statement was rooted in the Naga people’s story of faith, freedom and fraternity. 
He said the seed of the vision was sowed through the initiatives of the Naga elders and said TNR envisage in renewing the vision with fresh narrative and direction that is in tune with the present context and times. He said the modern day challenges confronting the Naga people can only be solved through a broad based, inclusive and through peace means. 
While the present generation was emerging from the complex and difficult experiences with the Naga political movement, cease fire, peace processes and others intricacy related to the Naga tribal ethos, geography and contemporary realities, Longkumer said that TNR will seek answers to some of these complex questions that the generation have come to inherit from the past and immediate present. 
On the occasion, TNR also adopted Sechü Zubza Charter of Responsibility in the presence of Mhasikhoto Zhünyü, chairman Sechü-Zubza village council and Seyiekhrielie Vimerha president youth organization.
Amai Chingkhu read out the solidarity message of Rev. Dr. Wati Aier, secretary Konyak literature committee Rev. Chingang Konyak and Dr. Hokishe Yepthomi, former president Sumi Hoho.

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