Ukhrul, April 29: Nagas living in Manipur, Nagaland and Myanmar came together to renew the emotional attachment of people spread across the two countries and states to Kachai village during the 31st General Conference of Tangkhul Katamnao Saklong.
Traveling more than 150 km, the secretary of Myanmar’s Tangkhul Naga Literary and Cultural Committee, Chingpoh Khashung, supported the call to integrate all contiguous Naga regions of India and Myanmar and live under one administration.
There are nine officially recognized Naga tribes in Myanmar living in Sagiang Division, he said and added that in India, Naga are spread across Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur and Nagaland.
Educated in India, Chingpoh became a community leader in Myanmar. A cultural troupe accompanied him on the trip to Kachai to exhibit cultural dances and folk songs to revitalize the bond of love and strengthen brotherly relations among Nagas.
A song echoing “The Nagas beyond the borders are united in spirit and cannot be separated by any external force” was presented for the occasion.
NSF President Kegwayhun Tep appreciated the Tangkhuls for their immense contribution to the Naga political movement, noting that they have always played a pivotal role in maintaining Naga identity politically, socially and culturally.
Kegwayhun expressed his confidence that the TKS conference will convince the young Naga to prepare for many challenges and issues that people are currently facing. A discussion and deliberation session on the theme “Embracing Diversity” also took place.
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