Dimapur, December 2: On December 2, Advisor to Industries & Commerce, Hekani Jakhalu, flagged off the WW-II peace rally from Sovima, Chumoukedima.
The brainchild of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, this annual rally, organised by Nagaland Adventure & Motor Sports Association (NAMSA) since 2011, commemorates the Battle of Kohima, aiming to spread the message of peace and unity.
During the flagging off ceremony, Jakhalu emphasised that the rally’s objective is to convey a message of peace and unity, not only among the Naga people but globally. Beyond the Hornbill Festival, she stressed the importance of showcasing Nagaland as a state that promotes peace and unity.
Jakhalu also revealed plans for the event’s 25th anniversary next year, anticipating a larger scale. She hopes the rally’s powerful message will endure.
The rally will make official stops at Midway Resort, Piphema, and the Commonwealth War Grave, concluding at the WW-II Museum, Heritage Village, Kisama. Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio will grace the closing ceremony as a special guest.
(Page News Service)