KNF salutes martyrs, ready to help fight COVID-19

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KPI, 20th May: Suspension of Operation (SoO) signatory and an entity of the tripartite talks, Kuki National Front (KNF) and the non-SoO KNF-N group observed 33rd Raising Day of the outfit on May 18 emphasizing the need to help people especially the less fortunate group amid COVID-19 pandemic.
The oldest Kuki militant outfit in Manipur, KNF observed its Raising Day at Ebenezer Peace Camp at Natheljang without the participation of the public.
Leading the commemorative event, outfit’s home secretary Jangboi Kipgen, who is also the in-charge defence secretary, hoisted the Kuki national flag amid premier honour and salute from the cadres and officials.
The solemn condolence to its founder late Nehlun Kipgen and fallen cadres was led by Lala Kipgen which was followed by gun salute to mark their respect and honour to the founder and fallen cadres before the session began at Chapel Hall led by it Chaplain Rev Th Kipgen.
Delivering the presidential address on behalf of the outfit’s president, KNF general secretary Aaron Kipgen, who is also spokesperson of the United People’s Front (UPF), appealed to the cadres to be confident and have faith in goal as without faith the goal is half-dead and impossible to achieve.
While motivating the cadres, Aaron Kipgen also said that the outfit should move forward with confidence to realise the demand for Kukiland Territorial Council.
KRA-U chairman David Chongloi exhorted the cadres to stay away from drugs and intoxicants to stay healthy and fit all the time.
KNF home secretary Jangboi Kipgen, who is also defence in-charge, said that at this critical health crisis owing to COVID-19 pandemic everyone and everywhere is in trouble for which people need to step forward for any assistance to help people especially the less fortunate group while not depending solely on the government to act.
He also advised all the cadres to strictly follow government directives everywhere they are so as to help themselves and the people in containing the deadly virus.
Raising day gifts were also presented to KRA-U leaders and cadres during the observance which culminated with Gospel inspiration from the Chaplain and mass prayer.
Meanwhile, the non-SoO Kuki National Front-Nehlun group also observed 33rd Raising Day of the outfit at its general headquarters at Daitwi Base Camp emphasizing the sacrifice of the its founder late Nehlun Kipgen who founded the organisation at Molnoi village in Indo-Myanmar border for the Kuki nation.
The Raising Day was observed in presence of the outfit deputy chief-in-command (C-in-C) Josh Kuki where the sacrifice made by its founder late Nehlun Kipgen and other fallen cadres were remembered and given befitting respect and honour.
The outfit assured to participate till its last drop for the revival of the Kuki nation and it will never surrender to the government even if many of the Kuki militant outfit have forgotten the sacrifice made by its brethren for the Kuki nation.


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