Delhi: The Tangkhul Katamnao Long Delhi (TKLD), a student union of the Tangkhul Naga community in the national capital with an estimated membership of over 10,000 members in Delhi (NCR), one of the largest Naga tribes, living, working and studying in Delhi has commenced its annual membership registration for 2022-2023.
TKLD notified this on Sunday to all the Tangkhul community residing in Delhi (NCR) as per the resolution taken in the General Body Meeting (GBM) held on July 2 to commence annual member’s registration from July 10 onwards for the tenure 2022-2023.
The newly elected executive members of TKLD, under the leadership of Yaorei Horam as the president stated, “as per the convention, the membership is divided into two categories, namely:
(1) Active members: Rs. 150 per head (For all students starting from class 9 and above,
including competitive exams aspirants), and the other (2) Associate members: Rs. 200 per head (All others).”
“As the membership fee constitutes bulk of the union’s fund, the TKLD executives are hopeful that each and every individual of the community will receive our coordinating secretaries with open doors when they approach you in this regard. The Student union has been able to function smoothly since its inception only due to the generous contributions and support from the elders and members of the community. The Union truly acknowledge and values your love and prayers bestowed upon us in times of our needs, and we look forward to the same in the coming days as well,” said TKLD.
It may be mentioned that the TKLD became an autonomous union under the Naga Student Union Delhi (NSUD) on February 1, 2003 although it had been functioning under the Tangkhul Katamnao Delhi (TKD) since 1994.
TKLD carries a huge responsibility to look into the affairs and welfare of the Tangkhul Naga community in Delhi although primarily formed for the students in Delhi.
The broad areas the union look into are especially in organising events that would bring together the community, such as the Yarthot Kazip (Fresher’s Meet), Luira Phanit (Seed Sowing Festival), Sports cum Literary Meet, Seminars on various topics among others.
Running the union also bring huge social responsibilities in organising condolence services, especially vital in the process of transferring mortal remains of any Tangkhul community member back to their native hometown in liaison with the authority, NGOs and others; Assist in registering FIR for injustice meted out to any community members; Assisting community members in sickness, and also in financial help as well as other legal help.