Tuesday, May 28, 2024

FNR, NPGs adopt ‘Naga National Anthem’


DIMAPUR, APRIL 15: Naga political groups (NPGs) and the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) have resolved to legally adopt ‘Naga National Anthem’, written and composed by the late R Kevichusa.
A press release issued by the FNR on Monday stated that this resolution was adopted during their meetings held on March 6 and April 13.
They resolved that “NPGs, institutions of learning, Naga civil bodies and all other organisations sing the Naga National Anthem on important occasions”.
“This shall become effective with the publication of the news item”, stated the press release. During the April 13 meeting, the NPGs and the FNR further agreed that May 16, being the Naga Plebiscite Day, will be marked by a special programme “organised by the FNR with the support of NPGs and other Naga bodies, on May 16, 2024, at Dimapur, to commemorate the Naga common political history and move forward without delay.”
“It may be added that the FNR and the NPGs request individuals, institutions and organisations across Naga areas to attend and show solidarity.
“April 13, 2024, meeting also took serious cognisance of FNR’s resolution that stated, “We (NPGs) have understood and affirmed the importance of working out the Naga political process through cooperation as agreed in the ‘September Joint Accordant’ September 14, 2022′”, it stated.
The meeting also reminded the NPGs to once again honour the Covenant of Reconciliation signed on June 13, 2009, by the highest level leaderships, in toto.
“Sporadic unpleasant happenings in the Naga context have been assessed in seriousness. The Kutsapo gathering has become a historical moment for our repentance and seeking forgiveness of sins of omission and commission.
“Without a doubt, it also has become the ground for renewal of faith and recommitment to God and to our fellow brothers and sisters”, it added.
The FNR expressed belief that seeking forgiveness has transformative power. “It is the strength empowered in the weak. We appeal to all the inhabitants of the Naga-Land to render your solidarity across ethnic and religious affiliation. Giving a chance to the future is our common hope”, it stated.
(Page News Service)