YS Mashungmi: Man with a message
KOHIMA, DECEMBER 9: In a bid to spread the message of peace, reconciliation and unity among Naga people, a man from Dimapur has decided on a peace walk covering the whole of Nagaland.
YS Mashungmi of the Tangkhul Naga tribe, settled at Dimapur, is on a mission walk to spread a message of peace, reconciliation and unity among Naga tribes. He started his mission on Tuesday from Clock Tower, Dimapur, and has reached Kohima today. He will head for Zunheboto.
In his peace walk, Mashungmi is carrying an Indian National flag on his shoulders and a Naga flag on his backside.
Talking to reporters, YS Mashungmi said he belong to the Tankhul Naga tribe from Teinem village, under Ukhrul district of Manipur, but has been living in Dimapur since childhood.
Baffled by the current situation in Naga homeland ~ politically, socially and culturally ~ he decided to walk across Nagaland to spread the message of peace, reconciliation and unity among the Naga brothers.
Carrying the two flags would signify his pride and identity to spread peace, reconciliation and unity among the people.
The mission walk has come against the backdrop of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) demanding for the Naga flag and constitution to resolve the long pending Naga political issue.
(Page News Service)