TODAY -

Nagaland of my dream
- Part 2 -

Jagdamba Mall *



This has shattered ancient customary control over the society. This has demolished the family institution of Naga society. Naga parents don't care for their children. The family bonds are breaking away and children do not care for their parents and elders. This is because of western religion and western culture.

I dream for the day when Nagas realize the fault committed less than half a century ago by opting for Christian religion, western culture and secessionist uprising supported by Church.

I dream Nagas' phase-wise return to their forefathers' ancient human decency by opting for indigenous religion and metaphysical way of life by practising indigenous culture which Naga forefathers - the so-called 'head-hunters' lived and prospered.

3. Freedom from HIV/AIDS:-

There are 35000 HIV positive patients in 7 Northeast states and this accounts for less than 3% of Bharatvarsh's more than one billion population of HIV positive carriers.

The states like Nagaland and Manipur are reportedly worst victim of HIV/AIDS in NE region because of porous fringe line with heroine - producing "Golden Triangle" of Laos- Myanmar - Thailand. This region has high rate of intravenous drug users considered to be the prime cause behind the alarming rise in HIV cases in the hill states.

Sharing of needles by drug addicts and freedom of the pre-marital and post extra-marital sex are responsible for the quantum increase in AIDS cases. Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland are worst sufferers due to their proximity to Golden Triangle.

Apart from the problems of intravenous drug abuses, the social pattern of some of Janjati (tribal) groups, liberal outlook about sexual relationship and waning values in the ultra modern life style with liquor addiction have extensively deepened the crisis.I dream for a HIV/AIDS free sane society of Nagas where people admire to live a metaphysical way of life as a perfect human being.

4. Contemporary Naga Customary Laws:-

There should be a well-documented customary laws and well-established customary courts at village level in the case of big villages and zone level in the case of smaller scattered villages where most of disputes are settled and only a very rare and serious cases are referred to court of law.

Today it has become redundant because judicial courts and administration take up most of the cases. District administration interferes in customary law. Gaon Burah (GB) and Dobashi (DB) institution should be strengthened and the system should be more effective. There should be coordination of GB, DB, Village Councils and Area Council with District Administration and Police. This will provide collateral help to judiciary and crime can be stemmed.

5. Tourism :-

The Bharatiya tourism sector is seen generating $ 42.8 billion by 2017, a 42 percent surge from 2007 as per the survey report by an auditing and consulting firm - Deloitte Touché. Despite the challenges being faced in terms of a slowing economy, sluggish demand and security concerns, the country is fighting back and tourism developments are taking place.

Bharatvarsh - the surging super power is fast becoming the tourism destination for the global communities. The country's share in the worlds tourist inflow is 44 percent. Realizing the potential in Bharatvarsh, international and domestic hotel chains are rushing to cash in on it.

International tourists account for a little over 5 million visitors while domestic market is seen at more than 500 million. Alongwith socio-cultural, archaeological, ecological and religious tourism; medical tourism is poised for rapid development in future and the country is fast developing first class facilities to attract this multi-billion dollar niche market.

Alas! Nagaland can also pick up matching pace in development of tourism in the state where people from different part of the country and the world move around freely enjoying the aesthetic beauty of the nature and the natives of the "Paradise unexplored".

Nagaland in particular gives the impression that this state is underdeveloped, rife with violence, kidnapping, terrorist activities, extortion, poor road connectivity and communication facilities. The image of Nagas is also that of anti-Hindu and anti-national.

I dream for the day when Nagas develop the proper perspective and positive approach to achieve the goal. The diversity and the variety of the ecology, the different Naga tribes with their unique life-styles, festivals, religious practices and customs concentrated in this small state is a boon for visitors by enabling them to explore and experience Nagaland without the problem of traveling great distances.

The standard and availability of food and lodging is very basic as compared to other states but the hospitality and the outgoingness of the people can play a big role in this sector. The true history of Nagas and contributions of people like Dr. S.C. Jamir, Hokishe Sema, Vizol, J.B. Jasokie and the likes towards weaving the strong Bharatiya society in Nagaland should be proliferated.

6. Hornbill Festival :-

Hornbill Festival should be upgraded to the level of "Festival of Nagaland " to attract the essence of the state displaying splendor of rich and diverse cultural and religious life of its people. The Nagaland Government should endeavour to make it a people's festival by giving it a multi-Bharatiya glimpse.

With a view to encourage the preservation of indigenous faith and culture, the display of ancient religious practices and rituals should be organized for the world to know. The cultural troops from all the states of NE region, Sikkim and other states of the country are invited to participate and celebrate the festival collectively.

The President, Prime Minister, Cabinet Ministers and all the Chief Ministers of participating states are invited on different occasions during the week-long religio-cultural programme. The cultural evenings are organized to showcase not only the cultural, culinary and aesthetic uniqueness of Nagaland but also rich cultural diversity of the country.

Apart from cultural programmes, other major attractions of the festival are Food Festival with delicious janjati dishes exhibition on textile and handicraft products, flower/orchid show cum sale, traditional sports events, poem writing and painting competitions, display of modern technologies relevant to the state and NE region, book-fare etc.

Hornbill festival - the Festival of Nagaland is festival of the people, by the people and for the people wherein socio-cultural and ancient religious values are encouraged. It is cautiously prevented from becoming a carnival festival.

The Mela administration should be successful in curbing the indiscipline and punishing erring persons, sale and use of liquor, toxic drugs and body-baring programmes are banned.

In the fast changing world, the societies are fast transforming from exclusiveness to inclusiveness with their nature changing from local to regional, regional to national and national to global. The meaning of sovereignty and colonial should be properly understood now.

Both these words are irrelevant today in the context of Naga secessionist movement because their own chosen people in the democratic set up are ruling the state defined by fixed boundaries and at the Center. People of all the Naga tribes are representing their societies in the state assembly and the parliament.

I dream for the realization of the truth to occur in the mind of underground leaders, political leaders, church leaders, executive class, media men and the civil society so that Nagaland moves alongwith whole nation destined to become super power in the world in the near future.

(Concluded)




* Jagdamba Mall wrote this article for Hueiyen Lanpao (English Edition) . The writer can be contacted at Jagdamba123(at)gmail(dot)com
This article was webcasted on May 18th, 2009.




* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • Garlic Festival @Ukhrul #4 :: Gallery
  • Flood in Imphal [14 June] #3 : Gallery
  • Inungshi, Gaichanglungliu :: eMing
  • Taking 'Hau' Music to Rest of World
  • Kakching bags cleanest city in NE Award
  • JRF (Junior Research Fellow) at IBSD
  • Oxfam India launches emergency response
  • VC, MU - Resign immediately :: MUTA
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Translation of ancient Manipur texts begin
  • Pre Yoga Capsule organized
  • NDPP Rejoinder on 19 June
  • NPF Youth Wing Rejoinder on 19 June
  • Favouring digital govt : still a Virtual dream
  • June 18 Anniv : Consult all stakeholders
  • Great June Uprising @Kekrupat #1 : Gallery
  • Binota Thokchom at BRICS Young Scientist
  • The Merger of Manipur
  • Improving school management in Manipur
  • Pros & cons of screening tests
  • NPF Rejoinder on 18th June
  • Nagaland CM statement on Aboi ambush
  • June 18 significance: Still living on prayer
  • Need to identify one's strength
  • 18 Immortal Souls Remembered : Flash
  • The Great June Uprising : Read all about it
  • The Pitfalls of Identity Politics
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • All his sons :: Poem
  • Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016
  • Eid bring cheer in flood hit areas
  • Willong Khullen, Maram #1 : Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Defending the environmental defenders
  • Delusion in self - cause of worry
  • Road to Russia: FIFA World Cup
  • It must be love :: Poem
  • 'Future of Naga people is bleak'
  • Give a miss call to Amnesty
  • 'Naga area' bandh on June 18
  • Dzuko valley #4 :: 360 Panorama View
  • Flood in Imphal [14 June] #2 : Gallery
  • Id-Ul-Fitr Festival
  • Letter to PM Modi on Naga Talks
  • Greetings on Eid-Ul-Fitr
  • Rejoinder to NPF statement
  • Rejoinder to Nagaland Chief Minister
  • Flood relief continue on 3rd day
  • India-Vietnam Youth Dialogue 2018
  • MU debacle: Why would it be left unnoticed
  • Spirit of World Cup : Brazil to Russia
  • NEC to come under Home Ministry
  • Manipur NGO hosts summit on LGBTQ
  • Flood in Imphal [14 June] #1 : Gallery
  • Women Struggle in Self-Determination
  • 14 June- World Blood Donor Day
  • Naga Integration not possible- NPF react
  • Naga Integration is not possible- CM Rio
  • Relief work in flood affected areas
  • A day which keeps our spirit alive
  • Ranked 320 in the country : MU
  • Flood in Imphal [13 June] #2 : Gallery
  • Sovereignty Struggles in Northeast #5
  • Be alert: It's admission time
  • Yin and Yang
  • Watermelon beauty benefits
  • Temp accommodation for Aligarh students
  • Wrath of Mother Nature: Why challenge..
  • 60 pc is no longer first class : 95 pc
  • Flood in Imphal [13 June] #1 : Gallery
  • Sanamahi Laihui & Sanamahi Laining
  • Kuhi- Essential plant for Nungbi pottery
  • Climate justice is integral to development
  • The bridge :: Poem
  • Lt S Vijaya Devi felicitated
  • Then : Indifferent :: Now : Hyper sensitive
  • Phumdigi Tantha : Dance Drama : Gallery
  • Grief at Xavier Rutsa's demise
  • Modi's India: A descend into Ochlocracy
  • The Philippine Experience
  • Cry of a Dying River #33 :: Poem
  • Community Iftar at Moijing, Cachar
  • Candle Light at DU over Assam lynching
  • Demand replacement of Manipur Univ VC
  • The Tragedy of Higher education
  • Unacceptable points spelt out
  • Teinem Luira Phanit @Ukhrul #3: Gallery
  • RPL-PMKVY trainees @Hojai : Gallery
  • Manipur Sports University in UP ?
  • Coloniality of the Postcolonial
  • Yellow leaves in the autumn :: Poem
  • Prof N Irabanta-distinguished academician
  • Leadership matters
  • Artificial turf for budding talents
  • 2 municipal bodies in NE awarded
  • Who is Arambam Somorendra ?
  • Manglandasu Nang - OST :: e-pao Radio
  • Shirock 2018 - Shirui Lily Fest #3 : Gallery
  • Linthoi's "The Tales of Kanglei Throne" #2
  • Grass root challenge- Education in hills
  • Earth does not belong to us...
  • Sita Mata as test-tube baby
  • What happen to VIP Culture Mr. CM
  • Merchants of education
  • Laitonjam Rajnikanta : Profile
  • A blessing to see :: Poem
  • Sovereignty Struggles in Northeast #4
  • Difference between Hinduism & Hindutva
  • How to choose the perfect fragrance
  • Iftaar party at Lilong
  • Bitter truth of Manipuri society
  • MU, NSU, IGNTU : Students at the centre
  • Amuktang-Ga Haikho #1 : eRang
  • Sangai Veterans' Football #2 : Gallery
  • Pony : A Cavalry Horse Par Excellence #2
  • Issues that keep Manipur burning
  • Cry of a Dying River - 32 :: Poem
  • CM & AR interaction with villagers
  • Certification of PMKVY trainees of Hojai
  • Christian appeals for Peace in Shillong
  • How safe are our women?
  • Riders put up by JAC for talk
  • Khangkhui Cave in Ukhrul #3 : Gallery
  • Pluralism, Democracy & Ethnic Relation #2
  • Irom Sharmila meets with Mehbooba Mufti
  • JRF @ Mizoram University (Biotechnology)
  • Tobacco and heart disease
  • Understanding SOWA - RIGPA #2
  • Campaign "to End Child Sexual Abuse"
  • Implementation of 7th Pay
  • Indigenous street vendor sing gi wafam
  • The crumbling Manipur University
  • Kang Tournament @ Yaiskul : Gallery
  • Zeliangrong orphaned by Nationalism #1
  • A rainy night :: Poem
  • HSLC Exam is the start! What next?
  • World Environment Day: Thoubal, Chandel
  • 1528 cases of fake encounter
  • Shifting tide
  • Sharmila calls on JK CM Mehbooba
  • Linthoi's "The Tales of Kanglei Throne" #1
  • Handloom Weaver @Bishnupur : Gallery
  • Shirock 2018 - Shirui Lily Fest #2 : Gallery
  • Hinduism in Manipur : Political Perspective
  • World Environment Day at Sendra
  • All the World and his Wife :: Poem
  • Two Shaft Handloom Weaver at Bishnupur
  • Career Guidance Workshop at Ukhrul
  • Rejoinder: on Vigilance Commissioner
  • Appointment of Vigilance Commissioner
  • Towards the brighter side of Technology.
  • MU in the news for wrong reasons
  • Tribal Cultural Festival #1 : Gallery
  • Women in CCpur turn to self-help groups
  • Fear and Worry
  • Rongmei Scholars Association formed
  • Deteriorating politics in Manipur University
  • Purul Paoki Wrestling : Gallery
  • Sangai Veterans' Football #1 : Gallery
  • Devolution of power to PRIs
  • Khangminashi IV (Lecture) : Report
  • Seminar at MU - Hinduism in Manipur'
  • Northeast: Issues at Stake #2
  • Thietham - A story of grit of a girl
  • Daylight robbery: Will the govt wait..
  • Date with Dy CM : Was it prudent?
  • On FIR against NPF President
  • Yepthomi - winner in Nagaland Lok Sabha
  • Evolution of The Meetei State
  • Heartbreak at Ukhrul: Unfolding Shirock
  • Bacteria, pathogenic bacteria..
  • Drafting Bill for Protection of Manipuri
  • Cry of a Dying River - 31 :: Poem
  • Char saal Modiji sarkar :: WJ
  • Imran Khan signed by FC Goa
  • The mental equation
  • State Level Khurpui-Lam Festival: Gallery
  • June Calendar for Year 2018 :: Tools
  • School Girls Basketball #2 : Gallery
  • Course in Political Science at NEHU
  • Where is Manipur....???
  • 'Manipur' in Google maps : Gallery
  • The Killing Fields - 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • Mama Poktabi :: Funga Wari
  • Veterans Football Tournament #2 : Gallery
  • Kishon & Taka Tamut scaled Mt. Everest
  • Shirock 2018 - Shirui Lily Fest #1 : Gallery
  • Sougrakpam Vijaya makes history sailing...
  • Arunachali unfurled Salai Taret at Mt Everest
  • Panthoiba: 2nd Rank- class XII, Uttarkhand
  • Ras Leela @JNMDA Day : Gallery
  • HSLC 208 Exam Toppers : Gallery
  • HSLC 2018 :: Toppers Listing
  • HSLC 2018 :: Check Result
  • HSLC :: Statistical/Subject Topper
  • HSLC 2018 :: External
  • Poumai Purul Hiimai Paoki #2 : Gallery
  • Kakching Garden :: 360 Panorama View
  • Folk Dance Festival #5 : Gallery
  • Aerial view from Chingmeirong : Gallery
  • Governor's Taekwondo Cup: Gallery
  • Khangkhui Cave, Ukhrul #2: Gallery
  • Curtain Raising- Sangai Fest 2017: Gallery
  • Lainingthou Lai Lam thopka #2 : Gallery
  • Re-visiting Khangkhui caves in Ukhrul
  • Sandrembi Cheishra :: Book Review
  • Ngasepam Nalini : State Akademi Award
  • Gardening @Ema Keithel #2: Gallery
  • Front Page Photo 2018 #2: Gallery
  • Pakhangba Cheng Hongba #2 : Gallery
  • Steelheart @ Shirock , Ukhrul #3 : Gallery
  • A. Halim Chowdhury: A Profile
  • Class XII Exam Toppers : Gallery
  • Class XII Result : Science Toppers
  • Class XII Result : Arts Toppers
  • Class XII Result : Commerce Toppers
  • HSE Result 2018 : District Wise
  • HSE Result 2018 : Highest Marks
  • HSE Result 2018 : Science Stream
  • HSE Result 2018 : Arts Stream
  • HSE Result 2018 : Commerce Stream
  • Kh Sanjita & Saikhom Mirabai :: Gallery
  • Temples of Manipur : Gallery
  • Recipients of Akademi Awards for 2014
  • Old Manipuri Movie #1 :: eRang Classic
  • SPONSORED ADS