WORDS OF APPRECIATION TO THE NAGA PEOPLE.
The journey for peace to south Nagalim that was initiated on 5th May, 2010 met with unexpected hurdles but it took us to other parts of Nagalim in the most fruitful way. The tour that took us from Angami homeland towards “free Nagalim” in the North has been one of the most rewarding and productive journey. The NSCN and its Collective leadership consider it their bounden duty to meet the Naga people and sharing with them the message of “Peace and Reconciliation” as part of the peace building measures.
We are overwhelmed and deeply touched by the honour that was accorded to our General Secretary Th. Muivah and his entourage by our Naga tribes in the present Nagaland state like, the Angamis, the Chakhesangs, the Sumis, the Kyongs (Lothas), the Rengmas, the Aos, the Sangtams, the Changs, the Yimchungers, the Khiamnuingans, the Phoms and the Zeliangrong people.
We also appreciate the warmth and large-heartedness of the Naga people from every town and village. We sincerely wish to thank you all. We assure you that we will definitely reach out to the Naga tribes who were not covered in the present itinerary. You are equally inalienable in all the decisions that will affect the future of Naga people. We are hopeful that the seed of “Peace and Reconciliation” that has been sown will bear good fruits. We will do the best from our side because we respect the Naga people’s decision and their aspiration.
We wish to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to all the Naga people from all walks of life in Nagalim and their social organizations who had come to extend their solidarity and support to our General Secretary Th. Muivah and his team during his more than two months good-will political mission in the present Nagaland state for “Peace and Reconciliation”.
We thank the Naga Hoho and all its respective units-tribal Hohos across Nagalim, Organizations from “Free Nagalim”, Civil Societies including the student communities, human rights organizations, Forum for Naga Reconciliation, Women organizations including Naga Mothers’ Association, Naga Women’s Union Manipur, respective tribes women’s organizations, women societies in the villages & towns and others, Concerned Citizens, Concerned Naga Senior Citizens, GB’s, School going children from the length and breath of Nagalim, village GBs Intellectuals, Scholars, individual well-wishers, public leaders and Church leaders & organizations from all Naga areas and Kuki civil societies from Nagaland state for your encouragement and strong support for the success of Naga reconciliation and as well as the ongoing political dialogue between NSCN and GOI.
We also would like to thank all those who had upheld us in their prayers. The unceasing intercession of churches, prayer warriors and many other concerned individuals had also sustained the present good-will tour.
Our heartfelt thanks also go to the media fraternity for the wide coverage of our tour program. They certainly had brought the Nagas closer and strengthened the initiative of “Peace and Reconciliation”
The good-will and sincere support of the Rio Government in providing all the necessary security logistics for the more than two months journey of our “Peace and reconciliation” tour is indeed a testimony of their commitment for peaceful political solution with India and for reconciliation amongst the Nagas. We encourage your Government to continue your support for “Peace and reconciliation” in the larger interest of for f peace and for the Naga nation. We thank all the state forces including the Nagaland Armed police and the Indian Reserve Battalion (Nagaland) and others who had shown exceptional patience and concern throughout the tour program. Your sense of high responsibility deserves praise and appreciation from all peoples.
Our Naga people, your commitment, boldness, understanding and openness in having interaction with us on the issues confronting us is invaluable and a step in the right direction. We will honour your views and wise counsel for the Naga Nation. You are inalienable in all decisions that will affect our people. We thank you for your suggestions and constructive criticisms. We are heartened by your camaraderie and understanding of the issue. NSCN will always welcome such passion from our people.
NSCN will honour the historic decision of the Naga people and continue to negotiate respecting those decisions to the end. It is the Naga people, who will have the final say in all the matters that will affect you and we will come back to you when the right time comes for us all to decide our sovereign rights.
May the almighty God continue to give you all our Naga people, the strength, courage and wisdom in the days yet to come. Let us glorify His name and fulfill His will in Nagalim
Praise His name eternally.
Samson Jajo 16th July, 2010
Chief Principal Secretary