The Global Naga Forum (GNF) and Naga Mothers Association (NMA) responding to the appeal from Naga leaders in Arunachal for the Naga fire victims of Longliang village in Khonsa District informed that it started a donation drive of cash and kind. The release issued on Sunday said that a six member Relief Team consisting of the GNF and NMA on April 17, 2021 left for Khonsa on the Peace and Relief mission accompanied by Arunachal Naga leaders. The relief team visited the devastated village of Longliang, high up the mountainous region, on the Myanmar border on April 18 morning and handed over the cheque of Rs 2,00,758 and cash of Rs 10,000 from the Mao Baptist Church Chumukedima, to the Raja and village Council of Longliang village, the release informed.
GNF/NMA informed that ninety eight sacks of clothes, shoes, blankets, utensils, rice, salt, essential items were handed over to the Village Council Relief committee. In the gathering of village leaders, Church and political leaders with Pastor Nelli led the prayers for peace and God’s blessings on the Villagers. The Raja and village council leaders conveyed their deep gratitude to the GNF and NMA and all generous donors who had sent such help to this furthermost corner of Naga village in Tirap. The Relief Team was led by Dr.Rosemary Dzuvichu and Mrs.Abeiu Meru of the GNF/NMA, Pastor Adahe Nelli, GNF, Yapang Longkhumer, GNF, Gugu Haralu, GNF and Tongpang Longchar, GNF.
The GNF/NMA expressed gratitude to its member donors from cross the world, families and friends, and Naga leaders, who came forward to help the fire victims and said it was “deeply indebted to all.”
The release also expressed gratefulness to the Deputy Chief Minister and DGP, Nagaland, for helping the Relief team with the transport to carry the relief materials to Arunachal and said it is indebted to the Police drivers for the long distance travelled on humanitarian mission.
“We also place on record our deep gratitude to GNF members of Arunachal, former Home Minister James Wanglat and Gawang, women leader Lungya and other Naga friends who arranged local hospitality, received us with such warmth at Khonsa and accompanied the Relief team. May God bless the Naga family with peace and better understanding in the days to come,” GNF/NMA informed.