Kohima: Hundreds of participants participated in a 58 km walkathon for Tseminyu district demand organised by Rengma Selo Zi from Tseminyu to Kohima on November 23.
The walkathon started at 3 am and reached Kohima at around 6 pm after covering an approximately 58 km walk starting from Chunlikha village, the cleanest village inside Tseminyu subdivision.
Later, thousands of Rengma community living in Kohima and around the adjoining villages joined the team from High school junction and marched to the public reception which was held at Solitary Park, Kohima.
Later, the representation in support of Tseminyu district demand of Rengma Hoho was submitted to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, on Tuesday evening.
The ‘walkathon’ involved 73 participants, signifying the 73 long years that have lapsed since the inception of Tseminyu as an administrative unit in 1948.
RSZ stated that ‘Tseminyu District Demand Walkathon’ is a democratic expression of the Rengma’s people long struggle and aspiration for recognition as a community, of its unique history and identity as a tribe, as well as an administrative unit.
Meanwhile, RSZ requested the Chief Minister “for considerate and timely action towards our justified cause, to renew the people’s faith in fairness and justice for justice delayed is justice denied.”
The Angami Public Organization, Angami Youth Organization shared their solidarity support with the Rengma people in demanding their separate district.
The organizing committee also appreciated all the support rendered by every concerned Nagas for supporting their cause including the Wokha community for organizing poster campaigns in support of Rengma district demand at Wokha town.