Janjati Vikas Samiti Nagaland organised a function at village Chui on May 27 to pay tribute to Sepoy Ganching Konyak of first Naga Regiment who was sacrificed in Kargil War in 1999. Chui is the native village of Konyak. Prominent among those who paid tribute included Deputy Commissioner Shri Dinesh Kumar, Maj Giriraj of 37 Assam Rifles and many other army officers, leaders and village authorities by laying wreaths at the tomb in village cemetery.
In his tribute Shri Dinesh Kumar said the late Sepoy Ganching had made an ultimate sacrifice for the nation. The youths from Nagaland should join armed forces, police services to earn a respectable living as well as to solve the problem of unemployment that was prevalent in Nagaland. The Army teaches discipline, dedication, and commitment. It helps common man to do uncommon things. He encouraged the Konyak Student Union and village authorities to take up the responsibility to honour the martyrdom of Ganching. He will be a source of inspiration to many youths. Shri Dinesh Kumar also paid respect to the parents of Ganching by offering a shawl, a momento and grants in aid.
Shri Nyangpong, Secretary, ex-servicemen cell, Mon described the qualities of a SEPOY. He said that S stands for Smart, E for Excellence, P for Punctual, O for Obedient, and Y for Young. These qualities make an army sepoy to achieve impossible things. He also narrated the history of Naga Regiment. It had participated in 1971 war and had reached Dacca. Major Giriraj, Adjutant, 37, Assam Rifles, encouraged the youth to think of the Army as their career and live a challenging and respectable life.
The 37 Assam Rifles also paid the guard of honour and saluted the departed soul. JVSN offered heartiest thanks to 37 Assam Rifles, particularly Maj. Giriraj, for the support and encouragement. It provided all possible help to carryout the ceremony with due respect.
A representative of Janjati Vikas Samiti Nagaland described its activities in Nagaland. He said that JVSN offers educational and medical services to the people of Nagaland. It runs four schools and six hostels in 6 districts of Nagaland. It is committed to impart value-oriented education to the children of Naga society. It believes that the progress and development of Naga society is possible if the children are encouraged with the spirit of commitment towards their profession. The society can derive its strength and inspiration from the age-old culture and inheritance. The progress could be faster if the society remembers its past correctly.
Dr T Kikon, CMO, Mon, Dr U K Konyak Dept. CMO, Mon, Shri Minpho, Chairperson Mon Town Committee, Shri Khonja, President, Konyak Student Union, Shri Ngampai, General Secretary, KSU, Shri Wangshok, Secretary VDB, Mon, Shri Alongse, Principal ITI, Mon, the village authorities of Chi paid their respects and tributes at the function. The school children were present to take the inspiration from the exemplary deeds of Ganching. (FOC)