Dimapur, December 28 (NEx): The 7th Sumi Martyrs Day was observed today, December 28, 2020 at the Martyr’s Park, Sukhalu organised by a group of likeminded Citizens of Zunheboto alongwith members of Sumi Hoho, STH, SKK, ZSTH, GBs Association Zunheboto Town, NGOs and well wishers.
The former President of Sumi Hoho, Dr. Huskha Yepthomi, while delivering a short speech reminded that, Sumis should never fail to observe two important events, the 4th of August (Sumi Patriot’s Day) and 28th December (Sumi Martyr’s Day). He also applauded the endeavour of the likeminded Citizens of Zunheboto for organizing the Sumi Martyr’s Day.
Yepthomi further stressed that the three brave souls who lies beneath the grave at the park stood as an epitome that Sumi Menfolks shall never fail to defend the honour and dignity of their womenfolks even at the point of sacrificing their life. Their deeds shall not go in vain and it will endure the sands of time, he said.
Rev. Dr. Daniel Chishi, Pastor ZTSBC quoting with an example from the books of John 11:50 said, “Nor consider that is expedient for us, that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not.” He said that, if it concerns a whole lot of people it is better for a single man to die. He offered prayers for the Martyrs and their families, which was followed by laying down of wreaths by different Sumi organisation and thereafter, the Sumi Martyr’s Day concluded with candle light memorial service at Centre Point Zunheboto.
A press release from the Organizing Committee informed that, in the past, the event is marked with much significance with large number of Sumi people arriving from all walks of life to pay their reverence for the Martyrs, but this year, the pandemic situation has compelled the organisation to limit the delegation to only a few.