Phom Lampong School perform a play on Phom Day
LONGLENG, JUNE 6 (MExN): Addressing the Phom community on the occasion of the 66th Phom Day, the Deputy Commissioner of Longleng, John Tsulise Sangtam today appealed to the Phom community to live with the ethics and uphold the legacy of their forefathers with commitment and responsibility.
He also encouraged them to shun all forms of violence and conflicts in the society. “Our greatest challenge today for the Phoms is whether we will be able to live as committed by our forefathers, and this will be our greatest responsibility of the people” he cited. The DC urged the gathering to take a pledge with a commitment so that the legacy and the vision of the pioneering leaders will prevail throughout the generations.
While acknowledging the “supreme sacrifice” of the pioneers, he said that to bring peace in the midst of war and conflicts is risky. It’s not an easy task but our forefather knowing all threats have sacrificed their lives and committed themselves to live with peace and harmony with oneness, he stated.
Asserting that through the efforts of the pioneers, the era of head hunting had ended, the DC however lamented that different conflicts and wars of opinion and misunderstanding still exist. To harvest permanent peace, he said the people must understand the feelings and opinion of others.
It may be noted that the Phom Day marks the end of head hunting era and beginning of peace, unity and oneness in Phom land. It was on June 6, 1952 that the pioneering leaders of the Phom community committed their lives to put a complete halt to all conflicts and pledged themselves to be peaceful.
To mark the 75th Jubilee of Phom Day, the Phom leaders under the Phom Peoples’ Council (PPC) resolved and reaffirmed to work towards peace within and outside, to be loyal to one another in the name of God.