Kohima, Sep 7: The Nagaland Peace Centre(NPC) observed 'Peace Day' as the Thanksgiving Service here yesterday to mark the first Cease-fire between the Nagas and the Government of India 43 years ago.
On the occasion, two living members of the then Nagaland Baptist Convention (NBC), Peace Mission, including the Chairman of NPC N Theyo and Rev V K Nuh shared their opinion on the Naga peace talks.
Rev Nuh recalled the suffering of the innocent Naga people at the hands of the Indian Armed Forces and tireless effort of the then Peace Mission that had brought about the first ever cease-fire between the warring Nagas and the Government of India on this day in 1964.
The cease-fire brought about the dawn of peace for the first time in Nagaland, but it was short-lived and Nagaland plunged into darkness following the peace talks that ended in a deadlock after several rounds of negotiation.
N Theyo, while sharing his experience, appealed to all the Naga national workers and freedom fighters to understand the importance of political forces and stressed the need to adopt peaceful and polite approach to get the sympathy and support of the people to the cause.
Earlier, the Thanksgiving service began with a welcome speech by N Theyo, where Rev Dr Neiliezhy Usou pronounced the invocation and prayer of Thanksgiving.