Wednesday, June 7, 2023

37th NSF Martyrs’ Day observed


Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) observed the 37th Martyr’s Day during which tributes were paid to late Kekuojalie Sachü of Kohima village and late Vikhozo Yhoshü of Kigwema village, at the NSF Martyrs’ park, here on Monday.
Sharing a tribute message, NSF president, Kegwayhun Tep, offered deepest respect and honour to the two “precious souls” whose lives were laid down at the “altar of democracy” 37 years ago.
Tep recalled that on March 20, 1986, thousands of students came forward to extend their solidarity to the NSF to protest against the extension of the Disturbed Area Act (DAA) from the 5 km belt to 20 km along the Indo-Burma border and the introduction of Indian Police Service cadre in Nagaland which focused on inducting non-Nagas.
Tep said, the two youths succumbed to indiscriminate firing when armed police forces from Alichen shot at the students, who were peacefully protesting. However, through the martyrdom of two noble souls, the aspirations and hopes of the people were renewed with a sense of direction and purpose.
To the parents of the two martyrs, Tep said words were not enough to describe the loss of a son, brother, friend and that Nagas had loss two dear brothers, friends and true sons of the soil on that fateful day.
Tep said Naga youths and the upcoming generations would remain indebted for the two dearly departed souls and continue to honour their sacrifice through the pages of history.
The programme was chaired by NSF social and culture secretary, Benjong Longchar while information and publicity secretary, Mteisuding offered the invocation and vote of thanks by education secretary, Medovi Rhi. Grave of the two martyrs were wreathe during the programme.


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