Showing posts with label gorkhas in Nagaland. Show all posts
Showing posts with label gorkhas in Nagaland. Show all posts

Single Gorkha mother of two from Nagaland wins national-level beauty pageants

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Pushpa Thatal has brought laurels to the state and also for the community of Gorkhas in Nagaland by being crowned the Mrs. Exclusive Classic Beauty 40 plus, which is a national-level beauty pageant for women above 40 years of age. The event was held on September 21 in New Delhi.
Single Gorkha mother of two from Nagaland wins national-level beauty pageants

Thatal, born to a Changki mother and a Nepali father, lost her husband in 2018 and lives in Dimapur with her two children.

She is the daughter of Bhopal Thatal, who retired as Registrar, Directorate of Fisheries, Nagaland, and her mother is from Changki Village.

She believed that the pageant gave her the platform to expose her talents and individuality. “It is not just about physical beauty, it is about strength and following your dreams,” said Thatal.

The mother of two runs a small school at Viola colony called Raindrops School and plans to expand further.

Thatal was thankful to Smart Life Gym that helped her during the preparation process for the talent and fitness rounds.

She will be representing the country in the International-level of the same pageant due to be held next year.(MExN)

Via dimapur247

GPPK & Gorkha NGOs to organise Balidan Diwas

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DIMAPUR | 8/24/2018: Gorkha Public Panchayat Kohima (GPPK) in association with Gorkha NGOs will be organising Balidan Diwas in memory of Shaheed Major Durga Malla, captain, Neikezhakuo Kenguruse and other martyrs at the Gorkha Public Panchayat Complex, Chandmari Kohima on August 25, 8 a.m.

A press release from GPPK press & publicity secretary, Anup Rana stated that the Gorkha community including the Gorkha defence ex-service man will pay rich tribute to all the martyrs during the program. The organisers have invited one and all to the program.

Via Nagaland Post

Gorkha Union Darogapathar recognized as a unit of Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU)

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Dimapur | March 21 Gorkha Union Darogapathar with its motto “Prosper Through Unity” has been recognized as a unit of Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU), an apex body for the Gorkhas of Dimapur District.

The recognition programme was held on March 19 at Government Middle School Darogapathar, Dimapur. The main speaker was President of DGU Kumar Subba who declared the Gorkha Union Darogapathar as the 22nd unit of Dimapur Gorkha Union.

Pastor, Jiwan Chamling of G.C.C, Darogapathar pronounced the invocation during the programme which was chaired by Jeet Badhur Bariely.

Gorkha Union Darogapathar recognized as a unit of Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU)
File photo: Dimapur Gorkha Union
A host of leaders including Head GB Darogapathar Village, other GBs, leaders from various Gorkha Union units, Chairman of Gorkha Public Panchayat Purana Bazar, Tiatemsu Member ACAUT, Ao Union Darogapathar, Gorkha Pariwar Darogapathar and Gorkha Elders Forum attended the programme.

Morung Express News

India Gorkha’s and Korean youths to India

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Writes Anmol Mukhia

On the 3rd January 2016, Mr. Anish Ale and his family have set an example of Good Samaritan to save the life of Korean youths in Indian railway station. Mr Anish Ale is an Indian gorkha from state of Nagaland, India. According to Anish, it was basically one of the most boring days as train was delayed for 9 hrs and around 3:30.p.m two young Korean men approached for help. They were Korean University (고려 대학교) students from Seoul (Republic of Korea) who had come to India on a trip to visit a few places. One of them had lost his phone along with his debit card which had most of their trip money. Pick pocketing is nothing new in India but, “I couldn’t react very well as I was in shock and disbelief as to how people can be selfish enough to steal from Guests in our country and cause them difficulties in their journey. They could have been penniless and hungry” says Anish.
Anish helped them to find the Railway police on the advice of his kind mother Mrs. Ana Ale and a gentleman who was seated nearby. Ale family rush to show their humility towards the Korean youth with patience and without honour or reward. When they met the railway policemen they were surprised once again at their reluctance to help the foreigner friend who had been there earlier. Most of the cases in India show police hesitate in helping when it is their obligation. On the conversation with Anish the policeman asked “how is it possible for a cellphone to be stolen from the pocket?”…he replied “the same way thieves steal people’s wallets.” The policeman finally agreed to file a complaint in the form of an application and gave them a copy of it.
Anish says we then headed for a recharge store to buy recharge for my phone so that they were able to reach the Bank in Korea (한국 은행) to block the card as well to reach their families on phone regarding this incident. And fortunately, soon enough the card was blocked. My friend was not worried about his phone, he was worried about his card as their train was bound to Varanasi and they had to travel with limited amount of money after losing the debit card. They will get in touch with a Korean man they know there and get their money transferred through him and in about two weeks they’ll head back to Korea. It didn’t take long for us to become good friends. We had enough time to talk about one another as both theirs and out trains were delayed. According to Anish, he felt he didn’t do much because that was the right and humane thing to do, he gave his time and effort but it meant the world to them at that moment.

Kohima Gorkha community celebrated pre-Tihar (Diwali)

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The Kohima Gorkha community today celebrated pre-Tihar (Diwali), the festival of lights under the aegis of Gorkha Public Panchayat Kohima within its office complex in Chandmari here.

Gracing the celebration as the chief guest, OSD Municipal Affairs Department Nagaland, Sanju Pandey expressed the hope that the celebrations would spread the message of brotherhood and oneness amongst all the community.

He also appreciated the GPP for organising the celebrations with a view to uphold the cultural identity and also pass it on to the younger generation.  Pandey also extended festive greetings and best wishes to the people.

Guest of honour, Dy SP PHQ, Jibon Pradhan expressed hope that peace will reign the society with the celebration of tihar.

Earlier, the guests also lighted the diwali lights along with GBs and presidentsof various Gorkha NGOs in the state capital.
 Kohima Gorkha community celebrated pre-Tihar (Diwali)
 Kohima Gorkha community celebrated pre-Tihar (Diwali)
Assistant General Secretary of GPP Chanda Rai delivered the welcome address while tihar greeting was extended by GPPK president Santu Thapa. Significance of tihar was shared by GPPK general secretary Suresh Kumar Lama. Special number was presented by Samir Thapa while Gorkha Sahitya Kala Sanstha Kohima Chandra Kumar Lama tendered the vote of thanks.  

The main highlights of the program were dramatise act on tihar, Gorkha traditional fashion show, cultural dances, performance by Tashi Dolma Lama, finalist of Dancing Stars of Nagaland, Kamal Chettri, 1st runners-up and Kezevinuo Sogotsu, finalist Amazing Voice of Nagaland, bands of Gorkha NGOs, individual artists.  

Tihar is a five-day Hindu festival celebrated by Nepalese/Gorkhas that honors different animals on successive days. The third day of the festival, Lakshmi Puja, dedicated to the goddess of wealth, is known as Diwali.


Dimapur Gorkhas organize blood donation camp at Dist hospital

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Dimapur, August 29: Dimapur Gorkha Union and Gorkha Students Union Dimapur in collaboration with Dimapur Municipal Council, Dimapur District Hospital and Dimul Private Limited today organized a blood donation campaign here in the premise of Dimapur District Hospital in commemoration of the 71st Martyr's day of the 'first Gorkha martyr' Major Durga Malla.
Dimapur Gorkha Union and Gorkha Students Union Dimapur organize blood donation camp at Dist hospital
Dimapur Gorkha Union and Gorkha Students Union Dimapur organize blood donation camp at Dist hospital
Blood Bank Dimapur in-charge Dr. Temsu, while appreciating the campaign said the blood bank belongs to the public and people should know that, and if it happens to be closed down, there will be suffering, and thus people should come ahead and play their part to keep it available.

He also explained to the donors, who could be seen sitting in school uniforms that they should at least be 18 years and weigh 45 kilograms to be eligible to donate blood, and remarked in a lighter mood that donating blood will make them immune of every disease while the donors laughed at the possible metaphor.

He also read out the number of units collected by such blood donation campaigns carried out by Gorkha Union since last 4 years, which stood at 684 (120 units in 2011, 210 units in 2012, 189 units in 2013 and 165 units in 2014).

This was the fifth consecutive year that the union was involved in such a blood donation campaign. The number of units donated this year at the end of the day was 101 units.

Source - Nagaland Page

Dimapur Gorkha Students Union organised Summer Sports meet

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DIMAPUR- Three-day ‘Annual Summer Sports Meet 2015’ organised by Dimapur Gorkha Students Union concluded on August 1 at Government Higher Secondary School Dimapur.
Dimapur Gorkha Students Union organised Summer Sports

The Sports Meet was graced by Om Prakash Sethi, President Marwari Samaj as chief guest on July 30 and lauded the effort to unite youth of Dimapur, through sports by GSUD. The meet was concluded in presence of T Rio, former DMC Member and social worker as Guest of honour. Special guest of the event were Bishnu Bhattacharjee, President Minority Wing (NPF), DGU president Kumar Subba and Teju Pradhan Head GB Singrijan. T Rio appreciated the youth fraternity and encouraged women players in his address and said Sports and culture is the best way to unite all and Youth should come forward to build a beautiful cosmopolitan city Dimapur with constructive ideas.The motto of the Annual Summer Sports Meet 2015 is ‘”Unity through Sports” where 15 unit of GSUD of Dimapur District participated.
Dimapur Gorkha Students Union logo
Dimapur Gorkha Students Union logo
GSUD Daragapathar became Champion in Boys Football event followed by model village as runners up. In Women group, Singrijan Gorkha Students became winner in Volleyball event and runners up were GSUD, Khuda Village. The Prize Distribution and certificates were conferred by Minority Wing President Bhattacharjee and DGSU President Kumar Subba with the team of GSUD President Sunil Limbu and office bearers.

Nagaland Governor greets Gorkha community on Bhanu Jayanti

10:51 AM
Nagaland governor P.B. Acharya has extended greetings to the Nepali/Gorkha community of Nagaland on the occasion of Bhanu Jayanti, birth anniversary of great Gorkha poet late Bhanu Bhakta Acharya.
Nagaland governor P.B. Acharya
Nagaland governor P.B. Acharya
In a message, the governor said Bhanu Jayanti is celebrated with gaiety and happiness as a symbol of valuable knowledge and unity. He said Bhanu Bhakta Acharya, who was born in Nepal in 1884, made Nepali language a common tongue to almost 61 Gorkha tribes before the Nepal monarch Prithivi Narayan Shaha had declared the Gorkha language, now Nepali, as a national and palace language. Governor prayed that this auspicious occasion bring peace, prosperity and progress and strengthen fellowship among the people of the state.

Via - nagalandpost

Gorkha community in Nagaland observed 201st Bhanu Jayanti

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Gorkha community in Nagaland was urged to come together and support each other to progress in unity during 201st Bhanu Jayanti celebration, Sunday at town hall, Dimapur.
DGC chairman Kumar Subba speaking at the 201st Bhanu Jayanti celebration cum cultural programme
at town hall, Dimapur.

Addressing hundreds of Gorkhas in the celebration, chief guest Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU) chairman Kumar Subba said it was imperative for the community to maintain their identity and cooperate so that they could grow along with the rest of the communities in Nagaland.

Stressing on promoting and retaining the culture and traditions of Gorkha community, Subba urged the Gorkhas to interact with each other in their own mother tongue. He also briefed the gathering about the life of Bhanu Bhakta Acharya.

Also speaking at the programme as guest honour, Gorkha Mothers Association (GMA) general secretary Gayatri Devi encouraged the students to learn and read about Bhanu Bhakti Acharya.
Naga People’s Front (NPF) minority wing president Bishnu Bhattyacharya, in his speech as guest of honour, also briefed about the works of Bhanu Bhakta Acharya in literature.

He also encouraged the participants to take part in all social, cultural and religious activities in-order to contribute towards nation building.

Delivering a speech, GYCD president Shiva Kumar B.K. asked the students to stay united, work hard and support one another and set an example for other communities to emulate.

Other invitees including Muslim Council Dimapur (MCD) president, Jain Samaj president and Bhojpuri president also spoke at the programme and extended their support towards GYCD.
The programme followed lighting of the lamp and cultural programme where songs and dances were presented from various bands and artists enthralling the crowds.

Earlier, the programme which was organized by Gorkha Youth Club Dimapur (GYCD) was chaired by Gorkha Hindu Milan Sewa Sangh (GHMSS) joint secretary Gyan Bhadur Ghataney and vote of thanks was delivered by GYCD general secretary Roshan Biswakarma.

Source: Nagaland Post

GPRN/NSCN calls for Naga Gorkhas unity

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GPRN/NSCN (Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland - NSCN) Monday expressed the belief that Naga Gorkhas could blend with Naga history and play a positive role in future by reminding, that over decades of Naga political struggle attracted many non-Naga sympathizers from within and outside.

In a statement, MIP said also Nagas owed a lot to the Chinese, the then East Pakistanis, the Pakistanis and host of other Nations for understanding that “political freedom is essential for the progress of humanity.”

GPRN/NSCN reminded that during the 1950s and 60’s, there were hundreds of Gorkhas settled in Nagaland’s town and villages earning their livelihood. The Gorkhas were perhaps the only community whose members “enrolled and actively participated in guerilla warfare” in the Naga struggle, said MIP.

In recognition of their contribution, GPRN/NSCN under the leadership of president ‘Gen. (retd)’ Khole Konyak and Ato Kilonser N. Kitovi Zhimomi established ‘Gorkha affairs’ desk, Ministry of Kilo Affairs.

MIP reminded that there were many Gorkha “clans and families” in Dimapur and Kohima whose forefathers settled in Nagaland even before India got independence and said that Naga Gorkhas could blend with Naga history and play a positive role in future.
GPRN/NSCN also expressed dismay that few Gorkhas from Assam side were hobnobbing with “illegal immigrants” and were attempting to create trouble between communities living in Nagaland-Assam border and warned that these illegal immigrants found interfering and creating obstacles between Naga and Karbi communities in the border areas would be accounted for.

GPRN/NSCN also advised the Joint Action Committee (JAC), formed by border villages in Dimapur to invite Gorkha Union so as to stop individuals from tarnishing the image of Gorkhas.

Pointing out published reports on March 12 and 17, GPRN/NSCN clarified that the land in question was endorsed to Assam forest department to look after in 1970.

Asserting that ancestral land could not be transferred or given away to suit administrative purposes, GPRN/NSCN said the people owned the land not the government.

“It does not belong to Assam. Traditional landowners must amicably settle land disputes in their own wisdom and understanding instead of empowering anti-social elements to disrupt social harmony”, said MIP.
GPRN/NSCN calls for  Naga Gorkhas unity

MIP also opined that Naga Gorkhas could play a crucial role in facilitating peaceful resolution of the issue. GPRN/NSCN also noted that in recent times, owing to haphazard statements and activities perpetrated against Nagas by illegal immigrants and ill-advised leaders working for their selfish gains, innocent Nagas and Karbis have lost their lives.

Although Naga lands have been illegally bifurcated into other states, peaceful co-existence respecting each other’s customs and traditions was witnessed and this should be restored, said GPRN/NSCN.

MIP said Nagas have their land and “encroachment” was a terminology used by illegal immigrants seeking attention of state governments to make the land a disputed area and claim their share.

Asserting that land was one element whose size and mass could never be “stretched or manufactured” to accommodate the increasing population, MIP said the land was “God given, an inheritance for peoples and Nations to protect and defend against external and internal subjugation, oppression and enslavement.”

GPRN/NSCN recalled that Mahatma Gandhi had defined the position and status of future Nagaland and its inhabitants on July 9, 1947. It was a shame that the world’s largest democracy and its successive governments sent in its military to crush and annihilate Mahatma Gandhi’ free Nagaland.

What the Mahatma said in Bhangi Colony, Delhi on the morning of July 9, 1947 applies till today, said MIP and added that Nagas were the sole owners of Nagaland and their “destiny is what they decide.”


Naga-Gorkha Sports Meet 2015 concluded

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Imphal, February 14 2015 : The closing ceremony of Naga-Gorkha Sports Meet was held today at Thaladada Irang Part-II in Sadar Hills under the aegis of the Programme Committee, Naga-Gorkha Sports Meet 2015 .
Dignitaries inpecting the players - Naga-Gorkha Sports Meet 2015
Dignitaries inpecting the players - Naga-Gorkha Sports Meet 2015 
A total of ten Naga and Gorkha villages around Irang Part-II participated in the sports meet.

The closing ceremony today was attended by Chairman of Sadar Hills ADC, Haokholal Hangshing; social activist R Stoneson of Makui village and ADC member Bhumi Prasad Basnet as the chief guest, guest of honour and president respectively.

Speaking at the occasion, Haokholal Hangshing said that sports is universal.

It could play a vital role for the development of the society besides imparting discipline among the people.

He further said that due to non-devolution of power to the ADC no major development works could be implemented through it.

He however assured to implement possible developmental works in collaboration with the public in the days to come.

Bhumi Prasad Basnet hailed the organisers of the sports meet for successfully organising the meet.

Source: The Sangai Express

Dimapur Gorkha Union to Host NE Nepali Literary Symposium

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Dimapur Gorkha Union is all set to host the North East Nepali literary symposium cum felicitation programme on February 1 at Dimapur Town hall Dimapur. The event is being organizes with the objective to unite the Gorkhas of Nagaland and North-East states.
File pic of an earlier program organized by DGU
File pic of an earlier program organized by DGU
Addressing a press conference in the residence of the DGU chief advisor in Nepali Basti Sunday evening, PRO and in charge Dipak Lama said that the programme is a first of its kind in Nagaland. He said Dimapur was chosen to host the programme as 60% of the total Gorkha population is in the North East.

Further, Dimapur has been chosen because of the feasibility in connectivity with the other states.

Pointing out that though the Constitution of India gave recognition to Nepali language in the Eighth Schedule, PRO further said much knowledge is not known in the area of literary. He said the literary symposium aspires to give recognition and awareness.

The programme would felicitate Late. Hariprasad Gorkha Rai and others from the field of administration, education, social and politics. Delegates from Meghalaya, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Sikkim and Darjeeling would be attending the programme.

The programme is organized by Mir Mirey Kanchanjunga, Weekly Journal of Sikkim in collaboration with the North Eastern Nepali Writers, Poets & Journalists.

The programme would be graced by Editor Nagaland Post Geoffrey Yaden and Chief Executive Gorkha Development Council, Government of Assam, Arun Upadhyaya as guest of honour and chief guest respectively.

Source: Nagaland Post

DGU to host North East Nepali Symposium cum felicitation programme

2:31 AM
The Mir Mirey Kanchenchunga, a Gangtok based weekly journal in collaboration with the North Eastern Nepali Writers, Poets & Journalist, has decided to organise "North East Nepali Symposium cum felicitation programme in Dimapur, to be hosted by the Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU), apex body of the Gorkhas in Dimapur district, on February 1 at Dimapur Town Hall from 10 AM onwards. Delegates from Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Arunananchal Pradesh, Tripura, Mizoram, Sikkim and Darjeeling would attend the programme.

Dimapur Gorkha Union
Dimapur Gorkha Union
The proposed programme was scheduled on January 25 but due to the threat perception during the Republic Day, the programme was postponed. The organizing committee is headed by Ganesh Biswakarma as convener, and Dipak Lama as programme director cum PRO, while Kumar Subba would be the overall in-charge of the programme. The Monitoring Cell Office is located at the Old Industrial Estate Colony, Near CRPF Camp, Diphu Road, Dimapur, Nagaland.

Interested individuals could contact the officials on phone nos. 09436012825, 09774746509, 09402889272 or emails:,, for further information.

Nagaland Post

Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP) arms training with a militant outfit in Nagaland

10:09 AM
Vivek Chhetri
An FIR filed by the CID has mentioned that 15 members of the Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP), a voluntary force raised by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), and some other people from the Darjeeling hills had undertaken four months' arms training with a militant outfit in Nagaland last year.
Gorkhaland Personnel (GLP) arms training with a militant outfit in Nagaland
Umesh Kami and Ganesh Chhetri being taken to the court in Darjeeling on Monday. Picture by Suman Tamang
A Morcha leader in charge of the GLP, when told of the purported contents of the FIR said he was "shocked", then immediately added that the volunteer force had become defunct.

The FIR was filed at Runglee-Rungliot police station on December 6 in connection with the recovery of a rifle and some documents which mention armed struggle for Gorkhaland under the banner of the hitherto little known outfit called the Gorkha Liberation Army.

The seizure was made on December 6 from an isolated place at 27th Mile, about 45km from Darjeeling town, based on information gathered after questioning two persons arrested in Chirang district of Assam on November 8.

The duo were allegedly carrying arms and ammunition to Darjeeling.

The two, Umesh Kami who was allegedly member of the GLP, and Ganesh Chhetri, reportedly from the Northeast-based United Gorkha People's Organisation, were today produced before Biplab Roy, the chief judicial magistrate of Darjeeling. They were remanded in a day's judicial custody.

"After the CID came to know about their arrest in Assam, a team went to that state as an FIR naming the two was pending in connection with the recovery of arms from the Bhaktinagar area in Siliguri on January 30, 2014. The CID team took them into custody," said a court source.

"During interrogation, it was revealed that the arms (found at Bhaktinagar and 27th Mile) had been procured from Dimapur, Nagaland, from the NSCN (Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagalim), a militant organisation. It was also revealed that 15 GLP members and other people from the Darjeeling hills had undergone an arms training in Nagaland with NSCN militants for four months since January 2013. The arms were being brought at the behest of Sanjay Thulung (a GTA Sabha member, who is absconding now)," said the court source quoting the CID's FIR.

The court source could not tell which faction of the NSCN trained them. The NSCN has three factions and all are banned.

The FIR also states that a consignment of arms was earlier brought to Darjeeling and kept in the house of one Sanjeev Gurung, a resident of Tukvar near here. "Sanjeev is also untraceable," said the source.

The FIR names 13 people, including Sanjay Thulung.

The other 12 are his brother, Bijay Rai Thulung, Umesh Kami, Ganesh Chhetri, Sanjay Chhetri, Raju Gurung, Sen Singh Gurung, Milan Subba, Manish Tamang, Mikki, Ram Singh Rai, Sanjeev Gurung and Rahul Chhetri.

The 13 accused have been booked under IPC sections dealing with criminal conspiracy, waging or attempting to wage war against the state, collecting arms with intent of waging a war and sedition, apart from Sections 25 and 27 of the Arms Act (illegal use of arms).

The court source, however, could not immediately tell whether any of the 13 accused had a GLP background.

"Since the (Assam) duo said they did not have a lawyer to defend themselves in the case nor the capacity to hire counsels, the court has appointed Rahul Sinha as the defence advocate in the case. The judge has also asked the investigating officer to produce a copy of the FIR and the documents (found at 27th Mile) in the court tomorrow. The court will hear our prayer for police remand of the duo tomorrow," said Pankaj Prasad, assistant public prosecutor.

The Runglee-Rungliot case, in connection with which Kami and Chhetri were produced in the court today, is being investigated by the District Intelligence Branch (DIB).

Prasad said the police would tomorrow seek 10 days' remand for the two.

Told that the FIR talked about the arms training by the 15 GLP members, Lt Col (retd) Ramesh Allay, who is the head of the GLP, said: "This is news for me, it is shocking. The GLP, however, has been defunct for a long time now. It exists only on paper, not physically. Earlier, too, the GLP was involved only in social work."

Asked when it was made defunct, Allay said "quite sometime back".

Source: Telegraph

Naga community opposes boundary map of Nepalese group within its land

9:41 AM
The Bena Nguang (Thonglang Atongba) Village Authority (TAVA) has on Wednesday alleged that an illegal land boundary map of 11 Nepalese Blocks under Irang Part-I in Senapati district has been submitted to the Government, saying the present Nepalese community in the area has been staying by paying yearly land tax to the village authority or landlords.
Naga community opposes boundary map of Nepalese group within its land

All the Nepalese inhabitants are directly administered by TAVA, and that they have no permanent land of their own in Thonglang Atongba, a Liangmai Naga village, a TAVA statement said. It added that the two communities have been living together in peace and harmony since ages enjoying all the facilities and schemes provided by the Government till now.
But with the emergence of Government schemes such as MGNREGS, the need for submitting a separate land map to the Government for the Nepalese settlers came up which is only possible with the assent of the village authority concerned, it said.
TAVA strongly objects the submission of the boundary map of the Nepalese Blocks since the land in question entirely belongs to Liangmai community, TAVA said.
It warned that if any untoward incident occurs between the two communities over acceptance of the map, the Government should be responsible for it.
TAVA further warned that any development scheme in the jurisdiction of Thonglang Atongba will be banned if it is taken up without seeking prior permission from the village authority.


Gorkhas of Dimapur Nagaland organized mela for the Shiv Mandir fund

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The Gorkhas of Nagaland, Nepali Basti Mandir Committee, Dimapur organized Mela on 21Oct, 2014 with Smt. Elizabeth Ngullie ADC, Dimapur as chief guest to raise fund for the Shiv Mandir construction.
Gorkhas of Dimapur Nagaland organized mela
Gorkhas of Dimapur Nagaland organized mela
The Mela had Gorkha Food Stalls, Tambola/ Housie game, Raffle draw with attractive prizes. The program culminated with a grand dinner hosted by the organizing committee in honour of the Chief guest and invitees.

 Mr. Kumar Subba and host of DGU officials, Gorkha leaders from Kohima and Gorkha public attended the program. Cultural Troupe headed by Mr. Rupak Chetri enthralled the audience with their melodious Gorkha numbers.

Chief Advisor DGU,Mr. Sanju Pandey , Gorkha Gov't. GB Mr. Uttam Chetri, Napali Basti supervised the Raffle Draw where Mr. Joseph Sumi, Chairman, Nepali Basti village council was also present.

Nagaland Gorkhas Commemorated Saheed Durga Malla's 70th Martyr’s Day with Blood Donation Drive

7:08 PM
Nagaland : The Dimapur Gorkha Union (Medziphema Unit) commemorated the 70th Martyr’s Day of the “First Gorkha Martyr” Maj. Durga Malla (INA) and also honouring the “Kargil Martyr” Capt. N.Kenguruse (MVC) with a Blood Donation Drive at Town Hall, Medziphema on the 25th August 2014. Shri. Zhaleo Rio, Hon’ble Parliamentary Secretary, Urban Development, Govt. Of Nagaland and Col. Ananya Boral, Commanding Officer, 37th Assam Rifles grace the program as Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively.
Dimapur Gorkha Union Commemorated Saheed Durga Malla's 70th Martyr’s Day
Dimapur Gorkha Union Commemorated Saheed Durga Malla's 70th Martyr’s Day
Around 700 Gorkhas from the entire Medziphema Units were present during the program and 163 Units of Blood was donated. Gorkha NGO from Kohima (NERSNA) attended the program led by its President, Shri Dilip Ghimire and 9 members donated blood, who were in their delegation. Dr. Temsu, Senior Pathologist, Blood Bank, Dimapur District Hospital exhorted the gathering regading the significance and importance of donating blood.
Blood Donation Drive - 163 Units of Blood was donated
Blood Donation Drive - 163 Units of Blood was donated
It is to be mentioned that, in the year 2011, the DGU set a record in Nagaland by donating 117 Units of Blood and subsequently the DGU broke its own record in the year 2012 and set a new record in Nagaland again by donating 210 Units. “The supreme donation of Blood by the members of the DGU will save precious lives”.

Zhaleo Rio exhorted the gathering by saying that,he always attended all the Programmes organised by Dimapur Gorkha Union. He appreciated the noble cause taken up by the DGU and he praised the Gorkhas for their sincerity, dedication,hardworking and bravery. He told the gathering that, 1 Gorkha Regiment is still at the Queen’s Palace in London. He said that, the Gorkhas had played a vital role in saving the human life as well as giving thier precious life towards nation building and i am very happy to be a part of it , and it for the first time such programme is been organized in my constituency . He also pointed to the Present Naga Generation to come forward for such noble cause, as it is done every year by Dimapur Gorkha Union .
He also lamented about the recent border issue between Assam and Nagaland , he opined to the Gorkhas of Nagaland to make a bridge between the Gorkhas of Assam & Nagaland and the Gorkhas could play a vital role to bring peace in two States .

Other diganatries were Col. Ananya Boral, Commanding Officer, 37th Assam Rifles, who lamented that, he felt very proud of our villaint heros and expressed his happiness to the DGU for organizing a noble cause in honor of the Martyrs. he opined that Capt . Kengruse and i have been posted to the same areas of J& K to served the nation where he was martyred. I can understand the loss of our Great Heros and their supreme sacrifice towards the nation and it will never go in vain . He said that, Doctors , Armies and God can be remember only during our diffculties but i found difference here today. He was extremely happy to see that, the Gorkhas remembers the sacrifices of Martyrs. The value of your Blood counts here and he said that, its a “historic day for us as well as for others ‘’.

Dr. Temsu, Senior Pathologist, Blood Bank, Dimapur District Hospital exhorted the gathering regarding the significance and importance of donating blood. It is to be mentioned that, in the year 2011, the DGU set a record in Nagaland by donating 117 Units of Blood and subsequently the DGU broke its own record in the year 2012 and set a new record in Nagaland again by donating 210 Units. “The supreme donation of Blood by the members of the DGU will save precious lives”.

The programme was chaired by Dipak Lama Chairman Disciplinary Action Committee Dimapur Gorkha Union , Invocation Prayer By Pastors Nepali Baptish Church Medziphema, Welcome Address By B.B Pradhan President Dimapur Gorkha Union (Medziphema Unit),Chairman Address By Kumar Subba Chairman Dimapur Gorkha Union , and vote of Thanks was rendered by Sanjay Pandey Chetri Chief Advisor Dimapur Gorkha Union . Lastly the Programme was hosted with Great Gorkha Feast.
The Gorkha Public Panchayat Kohima also commerated the Balidan Diwas of Veer Sahhed Maj. Durga Malla & Kargil Saheed Capt. N.Kengruse along with the other Gorkha Ngos of Kohima at GPP Hall , Kohima with Shri. Temjen Toy Principal Secretary to Chief Minister , Govt of Nagaland.

Source: Dipak Lama & Rupak Chetri

AAGSU condemned Lawlessness and Indiscriminate firing across the Assam Nagaland

4:42 PM
Golaghat 14th Aug 2014: The All Assam Gorkha Students Union (AAGSU) the apex influential organisation of Gorkha students and youth of Assam have vehemently condemned the indiscriminate firing from across the border killing of 3 innocent villagers and injuring severely several others by suspected miscreants following protests by several organizations jointly including AAGSU after two hifgschool teenagers students were kidnapped by suspected NSCN millitants for ransom along the Assam-Nagaland along Ghulapani Uriamghat are under Dhansiri Sub-Division of Golaghat district Assam on
AAGSU condemned Lawlessness and Indiscriminate firing across the Assam Nagaland
AAGSU - All Assam Gorkha Students Union

‘AAGSU vehemently condems the indiscriminate firing from across the border by full armed persons suspected to miscreants who had kidnapped Bhimsen Kujur and Ajay Gardh. Firing killed 3 innocent villages and some thousands have fled searching for safe shelter at Uriamghat. said Prem Newar , President of AAGSU Golaghat District Committee.
Condemning the incident Nanda Kirati Dewan Senior Leader of AAGSU who is a resident of Merapani along Assam-Nagaland border said,’We the AAGSU had submitted several memorandums to appropriate authorities time and again seeking intervention in settling the intrastate border dispute with Assam of the adjoining states Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya and provide security to borderside and reserve forests dwellers and who have been prone to illegal encroachers and antisocial elements. ‘This incident is evidence of lack of sincerity of Home Department of Govt. of Assam and lawlessness who failed to provide security to the landless farmers who were safeguarding Assamese land by inhabiting in the Ghulapani area,’
Dewan said further criticized the Govt. of Assam for failing to provide security,’Places like Charaipung, Sonari, Titabor, Naojan, Ghualapni, Titabor, Langpih, Chawaldhuwa and Merapani were always in trouble torn or disturbed area map but neither the central government nor the state government were ever interested in resolving the conflict to an amicable solution and nevever adequate paramilitary forces were deployed adequately’. He appealed Union Home Minister of State Shri. Khiren Rijiju to visit the disturbed area and under MHA guidance to resolve all the border disputes once and for all.
Delegation of AAGSU lead by Golaghat District Unit President Prem Newar and General Secretary Moni Kumar Limboo visited the trouble torn areas of Ghulapani , Chetiagaon, Ratanpur, Romanbasti, Chainpur and Kemphur , Lachitgoan, Mazgoan etc. and took note of situation and affected people.
Prem Newar AAGSU Golaghat District president informed mediapersons from Economic Blockade against Nagaland protest site at Rangajan where AAGSU and atleast 8 students and youths organization have blocked the NH 37 connecting Assam-Nagaland through Karbianglong. More than 500 vehicles are reported to be blocked by agitators at Bokajan, Rangajan and Titabor and it will continue unless a proper ex-gratia to the next kith and kin of deceased is released in cash and abducted students are released safely and unconditionally and terrorizing activities across the borders are stopped.
Newar further said AAGSU will be part of joint movement. ‘We issue an ultimatum of three days till to book the culprits and perpetuators of this gruesome attack and ensure safety and security of the natives immediately and announce compensation as demanded otherwise the AAGSU supported by all community organization will call indefinite economic blockade along Assam-Nagaland Pradesh border through out Assam
General Secretary AAGSU Golaghat unit Moni Kumar Limboo in Uriamghat said, ‘They burnt 70 houses triggering the exodus of people from five affected villages — Chetiagaon, Ratanpur, Romanbasti, Chainpur and Kemphur. Eight relief camps have been opened in Uriamghat to provide shelter to at least ten thousand affected villagers. The Naga miscreants have already torched houses in 14 villages. Another 40 villages are in threat now. AAGSU’s protests along with all other affected community organizations will continue as long as the Assam Government does not deploy sufficient security personnel in the affected areas to protect the lives and properties of the people,”
Joining an economic blockade at Sonari AAGSU president Prem Tamang too condemned the incident from S Assam’s Sivsagarh district along the Assam-Nagaland border along Mon district of Nagalanad of Eastern Assam and threatened both Assam and Nagaland Govt. of dire democratic consequences if the demands are met within stipulated time. A complete indefinite economic blockade against Nagaland shall be observed across Assam shall if our demands are met and ensure justice within three days.
Press Release made in favour of kind publication in your esteemed daily and broadcast in your news channel and community news portal
Issued by
Golgahat District Committee
H.O:- Gorkha Community Hall, Shantipur, Uriamghat. Dist. Golaghat Assam 785621

Source: Prabin Khaling

First Gorkha Martyr Sahid Major Durga Malla's 70th Martyrs Day

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Dimapur Gorkha Union (DGU) Commemorates the 70th Martyrs Day of the First Indian Gorkha Martyr Major Durga Malla (INA) on 25th August 2014 at Town Hall Medziphema. DGU has organized a Blood donation camp on the occasion.
Dimapur Gorkha Union Commemorates the 70th Martyrs Day of the First Gorkha Martyr Major Durga Malla.
First Gorkha Martyr Sahid Major Durga Malla's 70th Martyrs Day
After his arrest, Sahid Durga Malla was kept in the prison at Red Fort, New Delhi as a prisoner of war. He was prosecuted by military court under section 41 of the Indian Army Law and section 121 of the Indian Penal Code. He was given death sentence by the Court Martial, the court of trial before which he was tried at Red Fort. That was the time when the imperialist British rulers were trying to suppress the Indian freedom struggle by all means. Therefore, before the death sentence was finally executed, the British authorities tried to coax Major Durga Malla into confessing the wrong and promised him grant of remission if he could do so. But it was against the wishes of Veer Durga Malla whose only objective was to get the country free. He preferred to embrace the gallows rather than accepting the proposal of the British rulers. All persuasions having failed, Durga Malla’s wife Smt. Sharda Devi was brought before him at the prison cell as the last resort. British authorities were of the opinion that she would persuade her husband to apologise. But Major Malla yielded to no devices of the British authorities. On the contrary, he gave his wife his last words by saying. Sharda, I am sacrificing my life for the freedom of my motherland. You need not be worried and distressed. Crores of Hindustanis will be with you after my death. The Sacrifice I am offering, shall not go in vain. India shall be free. I am confident, this is only a matter of time.

Supreme Sacrifice

On 15th August 1944, Veer Durga Malla, the great patriot, was taken to Delhi Central Jail from the Red Fort. After ten days, on 25th August 1944, he was sent to the gallows. Thus ended the journey of one more noble son of mother India who laid down his precious life at the altar of Freedom. Durga Malla’s Physical body is no more but he sacrificed himself after leading a meaningful life of only 31 years and became immortal.

" Let us all come together and join our hands to pay a rich tribute to the Gallant Martyr. Let us be proud to be a Gorkha"

Source: Dipak Lama

Dimapur Gorkha Union resolution on 200th Birth anniversary of Bhanu Bhakata Acharya

4:25 PM
Nagaland- The Dimapur Gorkha Union adopted its strict resolution on the occasion of 200th Birth anniversary of Adi Kabi Bhanu Bhakata Acharya at Town hall Dimapur . The resolution was as follows .

Dimapur Gorkha Union resolution on 200th Birth anniversary of Bhanu Bhakata Acharya
Dimapur Gorkha Union resolution on 200th Birth anniversary of Bhanu Bhakata Acharya 

A)That Dimapur Gorkha Union will fully emphasis in need of the education projects for the Gorkha Community of Dimapur in Particular and Nagaland in General.

B) Being the Parents body of Dimapur District , the Dimapur Gorkha Union declare that they will not tolerate any hindrance of any Gorkha NGOS from Dimapur Participating in the state affairs or affiliating with the frontal organization in the state without their knowledge .

C) The Dimapur Gorkha Union will boycott the Nagaland Gorkha Association in recent directives adopted by them without their knowledge , where some portfolios was divided without any elections or selection process. 

As per the reliable source that the post of the President and Gen Secy of the Nagaland Gorkha Association was done through rotation basis in which Dimapur has right to get through . In context to it why not the Nagaland Gorkha Association ( Election Commissioner ) adopt such a directives where Gorkhas from every nook and corner can come together and had a feeling of onness rather divide .

Source: Rupak Chetri

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