Dimapur, July 1: The 1st Batch Passing Out programme of the GPRN/NSCN was held on June 30 at Khehoi designated camp.
MIP kilonser, Akato Chopy, who was the chief guest during the function, urged upon the Naga Army to maintain discipline, patience and devote oneself towards the genuine cause of the Naga nation.
He encouraged the Naga Army personnel to foster unity in order to achieve the long cherished goal of the Nagas. He further compared the training undertaken by Naga army as those taken by the ‘Hagannah’ or defence in Isreal, who later on was responsible for the successful defence of the young Isreal state when it was attacked by Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon. He said that at this crucial times what Nagas need is a well disciplined and a dedicated force and added that quality is the need of the hour and not quantity.
Highlights of the function included Flag hosting by the Chief Guest, Oath of Allegiance confirmed upon the Naga Army by Brigadier Vihoto Chophi GSO-I, Special Prayer for the Naga Army, Drill Display, Parade by new Naga army and was received by Col. Kiyehe Yepthomi (Commander CHQ) and Vote of thanks was delivered by Maj. Hukiye Chophi, General Field Training Officer (G.F.T.O) and benediction prayer was pronounced by Hutoli Secretary CNC.
The Passing Out ceremony was attended by a host of dignitaries including Kilonsers, Secretaries and high ranking officers both from army and civil set-up. (Page News Service)