Kohima: On his last day as the Governor of Nagaland, R. N. Ravi on On Thursday (September 9), paid a visit to Phek district's Ruzhazo village, the first Indian village liberated from British control and administered by the Azad Hind Government of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 1944, a Raj Bhavan release said.
The Governor also visited Chozuba and Yoruba villages in the district during the day.
Ravi also visited Poswuyi Swuro, a veteran freedom fighter whom Netaji had appointed as dobashi (interpreter) during his stay in the village to unite the warriors of Azad Hind Fauj against the British.
Governor Ravi also visited the house in Ruzhazo village, where Netaji stayed during his military campaign against the British in Nagaland.
Veteran freedom fighter and warrior of Netaji's Fauj, Swuro shared his memories of association with Netaji when they fought the British with the Governor.
The Governor's visit began with Japan Riba Government High School Chozuba, where he interacted with the members of the Chozuba Village Council. Ravi also interacted with the Ruzhazo Village Council members.
The Governor expressed his gratitude to the people of the three villages for their warm hospitality.
Given the rich historical connections of these places with the Indian freedom struggle, the Governor assured the people of the area to accord them because of recognition.
He also had first-hand information on the ongoing National Highway construction in the district.