Sunday, November 27, 2022

Nagaland: NSCN (I-M), Ao Senden, others condole demise of 2 NSCN members

Ao Senden and NSCN (I-M) leadership have condoled the demise to two senior NSCN (I-M) functionaries on the same day, November 8.
Muivah: NSCN (I-M) ato kilonser Th. Muivah expressed pain and shock on hearing the news of my fellow comrade, Chuba Pongen, member collective leadership, who breathed his last on November 8 morning at Eden Hospital, Dimapur.
Muivah said, Chuba Pongen, son of late Lipokneken Pongen of Moayimti village, was recently inducted into the collective leadership as member after he held various important responsibilities, such as kilonser ministry of chaplee affairs, co-convener steering committee etc.
Muivah said he was a young leader, whose dynamic characteristics strengthened the nation and the government in times of national necessity.
His death at a stage, when he will become vital in strengthening the NSCN, was an irreparable loss to the nation. “The sacrifices and contributions he has given to the nation shall never be forgotten but shall be remembered and cherished at all times,” Muivah stated. Muivah prayed to Almighty God grant comfort to the bereaved family and friends and also prayed that an eternal rest be granted to his soul.
Ao Senden: In a statement, Ao Senden president Chubawati Longchar and general secretary Imtipokyim expressed remorse over the demise of two Naga patriots and political leaders– L. Chuba Pongen (Moayimti), member collective leadership, co-convenor steering committee and Imtiramok Jamir (Mongsenyimti), executive member steering committee.
The Senden said both the leaders disposed their best with all their abilities in the Naga freedom movement till their last breath, which the Nagas will cherish and will ever be engraved in the history of Naga freedom movement.
Ao Senden extended heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and prayed to God to grant them solace. “We salute and pay our humble respects to the departed souls and pray that their souls be rest in eternal peace,” the Senden said.
Tongmeth: NSCN (I-M) vice chairman Tongmeth Wangnao also condoled the demise of both Chuba Pongen and Imtiramok on November 8. Tongmeth said it was beyond believe that Chuba Pongener, a member of collective leadership and co-convener steering committee left so suddenly.
“Death has taken away a genuinely beloved soul. While we mourn the loss of a dear friend, we pay tribute to the well-lived life,” he said, adding that the nation and Ao region has lost a great patriot who actively performed his role to protect the national interests on all occasions.
Tongmeth said his selfless service rendered towards the nation since 1998 will be remembered and cherished for all time to come and be recorded in the history of the Naga political movement.
Unfortunately, he said the nation will miss the service of Chuba when passing through a critical stage towards Naga’s political solution. “We have no choice but to reconcile with the fate given to each of us by the creator. Naga nation will deeply feel his absence,” he added.
Tongmeth also conveyed deep sympathy to the family and close friends. “We give our national salute to Chuba Pongener for what he has done for the Naga nation,” he said.
Tongmeth also expressed deep pain over the untimely demise of Imti Ramok, executive member steering committee, saying it was a terrible blow to him and the Naga nation. His death comes at a time when the Nation was passing through a critical stage, where we need the hands of all members to find a meaningful solution to the Naga political issue. “But we have no choice but to accept what God has planned for Imti Ramok and the Naga nation,” he said.
He said that Imti joined the national service in 1985 and his presence was felt in different capacities and occasions. “We are proud of what he has done with patriotic spirit. We salute the memory of an exceptional man, known for his strength and noble engagement which are far reaching,” he added.
He further said that NSCN was are proud that Ao Region had given an eminent son of the soil. “We salute Imti Ramok for selfless service to the Nation he loved dearly,” he stated, adding that his legacy would remain.
Steering Secretariat: Steering Committee caretaker/convenor K.K. Angami has expressed shock and pain to learn about the demise of both– L Chuba Pongen, member collective leadership, co-convener, steering committee under UT of Moayimti village due to stroke and also Ramok Jamir steering executive member on November 8.
KK Angami said Chuba Pongne joined the national service in 1998 and was a stalwart national worker who never failed in his assigned duties and served the nation whole heartedly without any reluctance.
He was a man of principle who was unyielding in his commitment to the Naga people and for the cause of freedom of Nagalim, he said.
As the NSCN salute this great man, an outstanding patriot who gave his preeminent service for the Naga nation, Angami said his stirring leadership will be remembered for all times to come and history of Naga political movement will give him the place he deserved.
“As we mourn his passing away, we are reminded of his resolute contributions over many dec-ades to the resist for freedom,” he said.
On behalf of the NSCN and on his own behalf, Angami paid homage to the departed soul and conveyed heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family.
In another condolence message, KK Angami said Ramok Jamir, who joined the national service in 1999, breathed his last after a prolong illness.
He said the Naga nation has lost a faithful National worker and a great leader, leaving a vacuum in the National service that will not be easy to fill.
Angmai said the Naga Nation will always cherish the selfless service he had rendered with pride and honour.
Expressing condolence to the bereaved family members, Angami also prayed to the Almighty God to grant eternal rest to the departed soul.

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