Peren, July 30 (NEx): The Zeliang People General Body Meeting was held on July 28, at Baudi Hall, Peren New HQ, in the presence of hon’ble MLAs of 6 Tening and 7 Peren AC and attended by representatives from all the recognized villages of Peren district and it’s units of Dimapur and Kohima including representatives from Zeme Council, Liangmai Council, Zeliang welfare society, Peren District GB association, Peren district Chairman Union and public leaders from Zeliang community.
A press release by the working committee convenor, Dr. Tumda Newme said that in order to bring about unity within the Zeliang community in Nagaland, the two groups of Zeliang people organizations (ZPO)- one led by Ramdi Meru and Kiepeube Zehuny as President and General Secretary respectively, and the other led by Kiezen Zeliang and Kerang Domta as President and General Secretary respectively, were amalgamated into one, on their own accord.
As a follow up action to the unification of the two groups, a series of meetings were held with Zeme Council, Liangmai Council and senior leaders of the tribe led by the two MLAs of 6 Tening AC and 7 Peren AC on June 06, July 11 & 19, 2020.
The new team of office bearers of the single apex organization of the tribe as ‘Nagaland Zeliang People Organization’ (NZPO) is led by Kevipele Iheilung and Kingudi Joseph as President and General Secretary respectively. The apex organization is approved and adopted by the delegates at General Body Meeting on July 28, 2020, said the release.
The new team of office bearers was selected for a term of three years by ten members search committee comprising of a member each from both groups of ZPO.
The NZPO shall be one and only apex organization of the Zeliang tribe in Nagaland and any individual (s) defying the resolutions adopted at the General Body meeting on July 28, shall be excommunicated from the community for five years and such person (s) shall be barred from holding any posts in Zeliang organization for 10 years, stated the convenor.
Further, the working/searching committee appreciated the leaderships of Ramdi Meru and Kiezen Zeliang for showing positive ways for a single apex organization of the Zeliang tribe after so many confusions in the community for more than ten years.
It also informed all concerned, be it governmental or tribal bodies, that the sole representation of the Zeliang tribe in Nagaland is ‘Nagaland Zeliang People Organization’ led by Kevipele and Kingudi Joseph from July 28, 2020 onwards.