Praise the Lord ! Praise the Lord ! Praise the Lord !
My fellow Nagas, let me begin by wishing you a happy and prosperous 2012. 2011 was a year of many ups and downs, but thank God for His divine providence. For the Lord is good; Hid mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations. (Ps.100:5)
The NSCN is founded upon the principles of the teaching of Christ. As soldiers in Christ and as Nagas, we are working for His glory, and the liberation of Nagalim. In the journey of our political struggle many storms and floods have arisen and beat against the national workers particularly and the Naga people in general, yet we have not been swept off the foundation. The NSCN has stood firm and remained steadfast to our principles. We are still in Christ and for Christ. In the midst of difficulties, sometimes through human weaknesses and the temptations of Satan, the feeling of God’s presence may be clouded and obscured, but God is still the same, and we are still in the hands of God.
As we usher into a New Year and bid farewell to what has been an eventful one, I would like to urge all Nagas to contribute in whatever way they can to the smooth completion of the reconciliation process and to pledge their solidarity to the ongoing Indo- Naga negotiations.
Nagas should be a people free from the yoke of separation and a people living together in Christ-like love. We, as a people have to mature, we can no longer afford to let petty differences keep us from coming together as a people and claiming what is rightfully ours. For too long we have allowed our adversaries to take advantage of our shortcomings. We can no longer let them apply their divide and rule policies on us. We have come a long way since signing the first ceasefire agreement in 1997 and we have now reached the threshold of achieving our goal.
My fellow Nagas, it is the duty of every individual to participate in the struggle to bring our aspiration to fruition.
Absolute and blind obedience to the laws imposed on us by our oppressors in the destruction of one’s own liberty, conscience and reason. We have to seek the truth and live by it, only then can we be truly liberated. “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free”. (john 8:32) Only as liberated people can we serve the nation and the Lord without fear, in holiness and righteousness for the glory of God and public good.
Let us all prepare our hearts to enter a new year and a new Nagalim with the absolute belief that God is the only fountain of life and from Whom, through Whom, to Whom and for Whom all things wxist and move.
May the divine providence uphold direct and guide the Naga people to the end.
In conclusion I would like to thank the good Lord for giving me this opportunity to greet my fellow Nagas and fro bringing us a step closer to a free Nagalim