Kohima, September 21(NE): Honouring the memories of the two Martyrs of NSF, Lt. Kekuojalie Sachü and Lt. Vikhozo Yhoshü, the Naga Students’ Federation held a short prayer service in correspondence with the 20th NSF Martyrs’ Trophy in the wee morning of the September 21, 2019 at the NSF Martyrs’ Park, Kohima.
The program commenced on Saturday (September 21) at 08:00 am in the morning led by Eno Vizokho Zashümo, President ASU, with a 1 minute silent prayer in remembrance of the sacrifices of the two martyrs. The congregation was then led into a prayer by Eno Zakie Metha, Pastor Immanuel Baptist Church Kohima. Following the hoisting of NSF Flag by Eno Ninoto Awomi, President NSF, the Federation paid tributes to its fallen comrades by laying down wreaths upon the graves of the dearly departed.
Lt. Kekuojalie Sachü of Kohima Village and Lt. Vikhozo Yhoshü of Kigwema Village were gunned down while participating in a peaceful protest on March 20, 1986. They were participating at a rally called by the NSF to protest against the State Government’s decision of the introduction of IPS cadres in Nagaland and the extension of the Disturbed Area Act (DAA) from the 5 km belt to 20 km along the border of Myanmar, then Burma. We the Naga youths and the upcoming generations shall remain indebted and shall continue to honour the sacrifices of the two dear brothers through the pages of History and from the fond memories of our hearts.
Besides NSF members, the commemoration ceremony was also attended by members from the Angami Students’ Union (ASU), All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) and family members of the fallen heroes.