Ph.D Awarded to R.B. Thohe Pou

R.B. Thohe Pou from Koide village, Senapati District Manipur was awarded Philosophy of Doctor (Ph.D) in Geography under the guide of Prof. (Ms) Jaymala Diddee (Rtd) from University of Pune on 14th July 2008.

The title of his thesis is “Poumai Naga: Socio-cultural and Economic change”. His area of interest are tribal studies, teaching and writing. We at Nagalim.co.uk would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to R.B Thohe Pou on his achievement. We hope the success is an added motivation for him and our people.

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NSUP Celebrates 28th Freshers’ Day

R.B. Thohe Pou
Nagas are well known for their good hospitality since British’s colonization in Nagalim and this year too, the Naga Students Union, Pune (NSUP) shows their good hospitality to the new comers in the city by welcoming and celebrating 28th Freshers’ Day on 2nd August 2008. This year many students from Nagaland University couldn’t take admission in Post Graduate courses in University of Pune (commonly known as the Oxford of the East) due to late
declaration of the result in Nagaland University. However a good number of students came to Pune from Nagaland, Manipur and other Universities for Graduate, Post graduate, Theological course and other courses.

The NSUP Freshers’ Day celebration started late only by an hour this year, which was supposed to start at 10:30am. In the First Session, there was Introduction of Freshers and they introduced themselves about their institutions and course they are pursuing now and the community they belong to. There were also Mr. and Miss Freshers contest and the beautiful bouquets were presented to Mr and Miss Freshers during the entertainment session.

Mr. Vizokho Zashumo the President of NSUP warmly welcomed and congratulated the Freshers in his Presidential address. He also urged all the members to give valuable suggestions and opinions and be a part of the change for good. He also said that they are always open to criticisms that are constructive and not destructive. “We are indeed lucky to have the two bodies – the NSUP and NCF. These two bodies have been playing a vital role in shaping us socially, morally, spiritually and politically” he said. The NSUP also coming up with their official website, which is currently under construction and you may access from the website (www.nsupune.com) for more details about the NSUP. “We will be creating a profile of all the registered ones, so that in time of emergency, we will have access you all” he said. In this first session there was also discussion hour on different issue for the welfare of the Organization. After the discussion hour there was tantalizing Naga lunch (Pork) with bamboo shoot and Naga King Chilly. In Second Session, there was entertainment program. Mary Liza Swu one of the well known Naga singers started the first song dedicating to NSUP President and the second song to NCF Pastor. Many other artistes also presented different songs during the entertainment program.

Today the NSUP is proud of its organization for having the only Naga Student Union, where there is no division of different tribes or regional divisions. NSUP is the only Naga organization where all the Naga Tribes come under one Organization or Union without dividing into Tribal or Regional Organization; there is also no East, West, South or North Naga Organization in Pune. How many of us will accept and take up NSUP as one of the “Best Model of Naga Organization” which will lead to one Naga Organization or Union without dividing into different Tribal Unit or Regional Unit? The Naga Hoho, so called the apex body of the Naga Organization also may take up NSUP as the Best Model of Naga Organization so that there may be only one Naga Organization without dividing into Regional Unit.

Long Live Naga Students Union, Pune
Kuknalim

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NSF regrets ‘ban’on SH, WSH


Posted on Tuesday, August 05, 2008 
Dimapur August 05: Expressing “shock and regret” over the recent declaration of the NSCN (I-M) banning the Sumi Hoho and Western Sumi Hoho, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has appealed the NSCN (I-M) to re-consider its stance taken against the two Sumi frontal hohos in the larger interest of Naga people.

“While respecting the sentiments of both the NSCN (IM) and the two Sumi Hohos, we sincerely believe that any differences under any circumstances have to be resolved through mutual respect and understanding,” NSF president Imchatoba Imchen in a press release said. Stating that anything that lacked mutual respect would not serve any purpose, NSF added “our society is too small and such actions will only further make us smaller and weaker. We cannot afford to lessen and devastate our already weak and torn apart society any further.”

(NPN)

Ao Senden appeals


Posted on Monday, August 04, 2008 @ 
Dimapur August 04: Ao Senden has urged the Sumi Hoho and NSCN (I-M) to come forward and sit across the table to resolve “aggravated impasse” between the two parties in the spirit of true reconciliation, in the larger interest of Naga people.

“The Ao Senden remind our fellow Nagas that at this crucial juncture every inch of our might is needed for strengthening and taking the movement forward and not for conflicting amongst our fellow Nagas,” Ao Senden said in a press statement issued by its president Temjenkaba and general secretary Temjen Paul.

(NPN)

PAC plea to NSCN (I-M) to lift ‘ban’


Posted on Monday, August 04, 2008 
Dimapur August 04: Political Affairs Committee (PAC) of DAN has appealed to the NSCN (I-M) to lift the ban imposed on the Sumi Hoho and Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) and said differences, if any, should be resolved through dialogue in the spirit of reconciliation and forgiveness.

Chairman, PAC, Dr. TM Lotha in a press release said the PAC was against the banning of any civil society group and social organizations by underground factions in any manner, since the need of the hour for the Nagas was not to distance themselves from one another but for all sections to work towards understanding and oneness.
“Towards this end, the PAC has been working overtime meeting all the underground factions, various civil societies and tribal hohos to bring about reconciliation and unity among the Nagas so as to facilitate the fnal solution to the Naga political issue,” Lotha said. He also said that banning each other would only hamper the goal of reconciliation and unity.
Meanwhile, lauding the initiative of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) instituted through the efforts of civil societies and the Church, PAC also congratulated the Forum for the “progress” made in the previous two Chiang Mai meets and wished the Forum all success.
PAC also urged all citizens to extend their fullest support and cooperation to the Forum so that the longing of the Naga people for peace was achieved.
Further, PAC appealed to all underground factions to maintain restraint and to totally stop fratricidal killings, as “fratricidal killings are only creating more hatred and distrust within the Naga family.”
“If the underground groups are sincere in their claim that they represent the aspiration of the people, they should listen to the voice of the Naga people,” PAC said.

(NPN)