Imphal: Naga leaders today conglomerated at Tagaramphung village under Kangpokpi district and participated in the unveiling programme of the ‘Naga Solidarity Pillar.’
Former and present presidents and executives of United Naga Council (UNC), All Naga Students’ Association, Manipur (ANSAM), Naga Women Union (NWU), Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR), tribe presidents and others participated in the programme. MLA L Dikho unveiled the monolith.
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Talking on the occasion, UNC president S Kho John said that Nagas are “trustworthy, unique and respected people.” However, there have also been some mistakes committed by “our past leaders,” he also said. Kho John further said that such mistakes have made Nagas a “minority in our own land.” The UNC president added that this monolith which was unveiled today is going to be ‘very important.’
Also speaking on the occasion, former UNC president G Gaingam said that Nagas and Meiteis should maintain a cordial relationship. “This will benefit both the Nagas and the Meiteis,” Gaingam also said. He further said that it will not serve any good if Meiteis and Nagas hate each other. Gaingam added that Meiteis and Nagas should work hard to understand each other. The former UNC president further added that Meiteis and Nagas should have a long lasting roadmap. Gaingam also narrated the genesis of UNC.
L Dikho, while talking on the occasion, said that he considered this event ‘historic’. “We have come here for a purpose,” the MLA also said. He also acknowledged the contributions made by the Naga leaders. He said that “unity is our beauty.”
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