ENSF temporarily suspends boycott of statehood day celebration
Following an appeal made by Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, the Eastern Naga Students' Federation (ENSF) has temporarily suspended its proposed boycott of the Statehood Day celebration in four districts of Nagaland.
Kohima: Following an appeal made by Nagaland Governor PB Acharya, the Eastern Naga Students' Federation (ENSF) has temporarily suspended its proposed boycott of the Statehood Day celebration in four districts of Nagaland.
ENSF took the decision following an appeal by the Nagaland Governor and after a meeting held at Raj Bhavan here on Friday, ENSF president Shahsha L Menhahu and general secretary Honang M Jessuhu said in a statement today.
Nagaland will celebrate 51st Statehood Day coinciding with the Hornbill Festival tomorrow.
The statement said the decision was made considering the appeal made by the Governor and in the larger interest of Nagas to honour Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state.
ENSF acknowledged the concern expressed by the Governor that the eastern areas (Tuensang and Mon districts) since the time of P Shilu Ao, first Chief Minister of Nagaland, needed more attention.
The ENSF has also welcomed the Governor's decision to tour the four interiors districts of Tuensang, Mon, Longleng and Kiphire where the proposed boycott was to be held.
ENSF said it was demanding "nothing less or more than the agreement made between the state Government and the ENSF on 26 November 2013."
The agreement was on filling the shortage of teachers in government schools, recruitment of police personnel and proper implementation of the mid-day meal scheme in the four interior districts of the State.