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Speech of Q. Tuccu, Chairman, NSCN on the 13th General Assembly (GA) of NSWON on Feb 23, 2022

Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!
My dear sisters, I thank the Hon’ble Chairperson of the NSWON for giving me this privilege to address this assembly. This is a beautiful occasion for you members of NSWON of the NSCN to organize this 13th General Assembly. The women’s vital role was unequivocally recognized in our freedom movement as we look back into the history. The task of the nation building is an arduous task that involves men as much as women. Please remember that women are often the strongest voice with their prayerful involvement for peace and courage to stand upright at all time defending the Naga people’s rights.
You have come a long way ever since NSWON was formed on the 15th March, 1981 and you have made your presence felt in the nation building process of Nagalim. This 13th General
Assembly should be used to strengthen your spirit of nationalism as we are passing through a challenging period. You have a meaningful role to play to instill courage and hope in our political struggle for our God’s given right because you are the corner stone of the Naga society.
We need your contribution more than ever before to build a strong and vibrant Naga nation.
My dear sisters, I am happy to note that in your midst there are many wonderful and inspirational women trying their best to advance women’s role as they stand side by side with men to make more meaning of women in the Naga political struggle. Please keep up the spirit.
The Naga nation owed you so much because your increasing level of political education will go a long way to unleash your power for a better future.
My dear sisters, always keep in mind that you formed the political base upon which we male leaders could rise up higher in the service of the nation. You hold the logic of patriotic spirit pushing the men to go forward and never to look back in the fight for national liberation.
On this auspicious occasion, let us remember our many fallen women who suffered martyrdom.
Let us be inspired by their sacrificial spirits as they embrace death to give us a better future.
In conclusion, let me remind you that women have enormous responsibilities, first to God, then to men and finally to the nation. Never shy away from these responsibilities. It is, however, important that you need to strike a balance without neglecting any of these responsibilities.
May God give you the wisdom and courage!