Sunday, July 21, 2024

Neiba Kronu calls for resolution of Manipur-Nagaland border dispute

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, MAY 3: The 21st General Session of Tenyimi Peoples’ Organization (TPO) was held today at Purul Akutpa village in Senapati district of Manipur on the theme “Tenyimi- Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” with Nagaland Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs Neiba Kronu gracing the occasion as special guest.
TPO is an apex body of 10 Tenyimi tribes from Nagaland, Manipur and Assam.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Kronu stressed on the need for settling the border dispute between Nagas of Manipur and Nagaland among themselves. “If we cannot settle among ourselves it will be very shameful”, he said.
Describing the theme as very appropriate and at the right time to discuss about yesterday, today and tomorrow of the Tenyimi people for a bright and better future, he said if we talk about Tenyimi’s yesterday, we all must remember that our forefathers have done their part.
He said that Tenyimi are known for their sincerity, honesty, hospitality, hard work and bravery.
Unless we are brave enough, other people will not regard us, he said, and recalled that in the past British have termed Tenyimi as brave people.
Kronu said that it is time for Tenyimi to play a very important role in Naga political issue, adding “It is time to take a very wise and bold decision.”
He also challenged the Tenyimi community to come together and make a wise decision, so that the next generation would “not blame us.”
Let us try to live peacefully with better understanding, he said.
Also speaking on the occasion as honoured guest, Manipur MLA J Kumo Sha said that unity and the strength of the people is supreme.
He stressed on the need to revisit the past history and renew its vision to live in peace as one family and march forward.
He also suggested the formation of Tenyimi Youth Organisation and holding of Tenyimi tribe carnival.
TPO president Timikha Koza called upon the Tenyimi community to have unity and safeguard the identity of Tenyimi.
The session also witnessed solidarity messages from Tenyimi Women Organization, Naga Peoples’ Organization, Senapati and Tenyimi Union Dimapur.
Nagaland’s Technical Education & Elections Advisor Medo Yhokha was also present at the session.
The inaugural session was led by Ashiphri Zho, secretary administration, TPO while Dailord, president, Poumai Naga Union delivered the welcome address.
Vote of thanks was proposed by TPO general secretary Vipopal Kintso.
The programme was followed by a business session.
(Page News Service)