Dimapur, May 31: Various organisations have expressed grief the death of Dr PS Lorin, Founder and Principal Emeritus of Tetso College, who passed away on Monday, and extended condolences to the bereaved family.
NSF: In his passing, the Naga Students’ Federation said, Naga society has lost an educationist par excellence, a deeply committed mentor to the youth and students community, and an upright leader with the unfailing zeal to serve the people with sincerity and integrity.
ANCSU: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union stated that at a time when students are transcending into a new horizon of education, losing a dependable scholar like him will “make us feel his absence immensely”.
Naga Hoho: The Naga Hoho said that Lorin’s dedication and contribution towards unity of Naga society as a mentor and a friend will always be remembered.
WCH: The Western Chakhesang Hoho described him as a great educator, social worker and guide.
TUD: “Late Dr Lorin’s footprint is not only confined in the field of education as an educationist but also as a rights activist and a peace maker whose service for the Nagas is enormous in all Nagas’ land. One of the finest gentleman with a humble heart made of steel, he had left a legacy which will forever be with the Nagas of every region,” said the Tangkhul Union Dimapur.
ANPSA: The ANPSA Dimapur unit recalled Lorin as a profound educationist and an ardent social activist. “He was also one among the founding members of the Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights as well as a member of Forum of Naga Reconciliation and during his youth days as student, he was the President of the Naga Students’ Union Delhi. He was indeed a man with principles and compassionate virtues,” it stated.
NSCN (IM): The NSCN (IM) stated that his footprints in the field of Naga political issue, education, human rights and peace will remain indelible.
GNF: “We honour and celebrate his life as he leaves behind a legacy of deep conviction and dedication to human rights as a founding member of the Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights. His passion for bringing peace to our fragmented society, torn apart by armed conflict, never diminished over the decades. He will be remembered as a visionary who brought his dream of higher education to young Nagas and turned the dream into a reality with the success of his College, Tetso College,” said the Global Naga Forum.
TSUD: Describing Lorin as a pioneer and erudite teacher, the Tenyimi Students’ Union Dimapur stated that his legacy will live on forever.
FNR: The Forum for Naga Reconciliation said Lorin was one person who stood for the truth of the morality, legality, political and historical rights of the Naga peoples.
“His life was a grand story knitted by God himself-a pilgrimage of faith in Jesus Christ. Here was a man who never gave up and in his gentle spirit he won people’s hearts and traversed lofty heights. Dr. Lorin was the first Convener of the Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) and has remained a faithful member and a mentor to the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) till his last,” it stated.
DoHE: The Department of Higher Education has expressed grief at the sudden demise of Dr. PS Lorin, the founder and Principal Emeritus of Tetso College, Sovima on May 31.
“Late Dr. P. S. Lorin was a transformational leader for Higher Educational Institutions in the state. In his demise, the state has lost a prominent leader of education. His significant contributions as an eminent educationist will live on,” it said.
The Department extended deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
R Khing: Advisor for Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, Women Resource Development, R Khing has also expressed pain at the demise of Dr. PS Lorin.
“His immense contribution in the field of education and social cause will always be remembered. In his demise of him, we have lost a visionary leader,” he said.
R Khing shared deepest condolences with the bereaved family and prayed that his soul rest in peace.
RH: The Rengma Hoho has expressed grief over the sudden demise of Dr. PS Lorin, Advisor Rengma Hoho on May 31 at Dimapur.
“Lt. Dr. P.S. Lorin was a man held in high regard by everyone. He was a leader who earned the love and admiration of the people for his sense of public service, innate simplicity and honesty. Today, we have lost an outstanding personality and a prominent leader who for years gave his best of him in all that he did, and for this we owe him a debt of gratitude,” it said.
The Rengma Hoho conveyed heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family and prayed that Almighty God give them strength to withstand the loss.
NSA: The Naga Scholars Association has expressed grief at the demise of Dr. PS Lorin, who was one of the first Nagas Fulbright Scholar.
“It is not only a loss to his family, but to the Nagas at large and academic fraternity in particular,” it said.
The NSA conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
DNSU: The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union has conveyed deepest condolence to the family of late Dr PS Lorin who passed away today.
“His immense contribution in the field of education will be cherished and remembered,” it said.
PLU: The Phenshünyu Lowjvü Union has expressed grief over the sudden demise of Dr. PS Lorin.
“He was a great and tall leader who has contributed immensely for the upliftment of Phenshünyu Lowjvü in particular and Nagas in general. His death has created great vacuum which will be difficult to fill,” it said.
The union extended deepest condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for his soul to rest in peace.
PCC: The Patkai Christian College has expresses deep sorrow at the demise of Dr. PS Lorin. “He was a visionary leader in academics and a humble person. He contributed immensely as a Board member towards the growth of the college,” it said.
The PCC prayed that the Almighty God grant solace to the bereaved family members, and the departed soul rest in eternal peace. (Page News Service)