Kholi Konyak’s mortal remains passes through Kohima

Kholi Konyak’s mortal remains passes through Kohima
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Kohima, December 15: The mortal remains of NSCN (IM) vice president, General (retd) Late Kholi Chetkoh Konyak, who passed away in New Delhi on Wednesday, passed through the State capital on Saturday.
After a brief sent off service at General Headquarters of NSCN(IM), Camp Hebron Saturday morning, his mortal remains is being taken to his native village in Wangshu under Tobu sub-division under Mon district of Nagaland.
His body is being escorted by leaders of NSCN(IM) and will have brief stop-over at various locations including Kohima, Tseminyu, Wokha, Mokokchung, Tamlu, Wakching, Mon, Aboi and Tobu and finally Wangshu where the last funeral rites will be conducted.
In Kohima, the Angami Public Organisation (APO) conducted a brief public reception at Old MLA junction.
On behalf of the APO, vice president Kevilezo Savi said the APO deeply mourns the sudden demise of Kholi Konyak who was a “great warrior and leader”.
It is a great loss for the whole Naga society as he had served more than six decades for the cause of Nagas, he said, adding that his life of dedicated service towards the Naga cause and aspirations is a rare quality which will be difficult to match.
“The personal sacrifices and his contributions to the Naga cause will be remembered for generations to come,” the APO leader stated.
Angami Youth Organisation general secretary, Kekhrie Pfukha while expressing sadness on his demise describe Late Konyak as a “tall Naga leader who rendered his service on various capacities and was sworn in as the vice chairman of NSCN(IM) on May 19, 2017 till his last breath”.
“Late Khole Konyak was a true patriot and a nationalist whose remarkable deeds can never be erased from the minds of the people,” he said.
Stating that he was a true leader and an able person, loved and admired by all, Pfukha said the AYO laments the loss of a man of true quality whom people of Nagaland in general looked upon.
Konyak Union Kohima president, Dr W Phola Konyak said late Konyak’s dedicated and sacrificial service for the Nation will be remembered by all the Nagas even by the generation to come”.
In his demise, KUK said Nagas have lost a great Naga nationalist leader.
Social activist and leader of NNC, Kaka D Iralu strongly said that Late Konyak had led the Nagas from the front and achieved the rank of a general not because he cleared the National Defence Academy but for the struggles and sufferings for Naga cause.
Rev Fr Peter Pithungo offered the prayers for solace of the departed soul while Pastor of Konyak Baptist Church Kohima, H Moba Konyak prayed for the journey ahead from Kohima.
Tobu is more than 300 kms from the state capital. (Page News Service)