Nagaland Govt declares 2-day mourning

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Kohima, Mar 4 (UNI) Nagaland government has declared a two-day state morning following the demise of legendary politician and former Chief Minister Vizol.

Nagaland Home Commissioner Sentiyanger Imchen, in notification declared the two-day mourning in Nagaland and said there would be no official entertainment during the mourning period and the national flag would fly at half-mast throughout the state.

Meanwhile, Nagaland Governor K. Sankaranarayanan had expressed grief on the demise of Vizol and described him as one of the senior most political leaders of Nagaland and a rare luminary who had distinction of serving in the 2nd World War as a pilot of the Royal Indian Air Force.

His contribution for the welfare of the people would be remembered for a long time to come. He conveyed his condolence to the bereaved family members and prayed that God granted eternal peace to the departed soul.

Goa Governor S C Jamir, who is former Chief Minister of Nagaland and presently camping in Mokokchung, in his condolence message described Vizol as the last of the Naga leaders who moulded the destiny, future and fate of the modern Nagas. He conveyed his condolence to the bereaved family and prayed the God for eternal peace of the departed soul.

Outgoing Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio also bid farewell to the regional colossus and eulogized the two-time chief minister and NPF beacon as the real pilot of the Naga society. He recalled his association with Vizol and said, ''I am so indebted to late Vizol that to pay him back is totally impossible except through continued public service on the lines of the vision.'' He conveyed his condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the peace of the departed soul.

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