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TPO firm on protecting Intangki forest

The Tenyimi People Organization (TPO) has reaffirmed its commitment to protect and preserve Intangki National Park. The declaration was made during the organization’s observance of “Tenyimi Day” at the Zonal Council Hall in Kohima held under the theme ‘environmental crisis: danger and opportunities’ and The organization has committed to the preservation of Intangki National Park “which is free from trespasser and encroachers.” It was decided that a delegation of the TPO and representatives from all its ten constituent units would meet the government of Nagaland and all other Naga communities and groups to seek their support for preservation of Intangki National Park “as it is purely aimed for the benefit of the entire Nagas, the nation and world as a whole.”

Earlier, social activist Niketu Iralu spoke on the topic “Environment crisis – Dangers and Opportunities.” He said the five most serious problems for peoples across the world today is environmental crisis and Climate Change, world peace and human security, Implementation of the millennium development goals, stabilization of world population and declaration of corruption and selfishness as violation of human rights by globalization of ‘responsibility and caring for one another.’

Also, delivering presidential address, Keku Zeliang said the Tenyimi as a people had selected February 22 to observe it as ‘Tenyimi Day’. The Tenyimi are brothers and of the same common ancestry but the Tenyimia communities do not have a common festival falling on the same day. Zeliang called upon the Tenyimi people everywhere to observe “Tenyimi Day” to ‘bring unity among the Tenyimi family.’ “This is a day for us to forgive, love and uphold one another. It is a day for us to renew and recommit ourselves to march ahead with all walks of life, with synergy,” he said.

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