Kohima: A peace rally was organised by the Nagaland Adventure and Motor Sports Association (NAMSA) to commemorate the Battle of Kohima on Thursday. The flagging-off ceremony was held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in the state capital of Nagaland.
The World War II Peace Rally is organised every year by NAMSA as part of the Hornbill Festival to make the festival more eventful as well as to promote peace in a befitting manner.
While gracing the prize-distribution ceremony, CM Neiphiu Rio expressed his happiness to be a part of the event. He said that the main objective of the World War II peace rally was to promote peace in the region and to convey to the people of other regions that we love peace and tranquility in our land.
He also said that the WW II peace rally, held as an annual event coinciding with the Hornbill festival every year, recalls the World War II, which "we all know that it was the most ferocious battle which took place in our land".
"World War II has left an indelible mark in the history of Nagas as many soldiers had lost their precious lives including the innocent villagers," Rio said. He appealed to all the participants to continue their participation even in the years to come in order to promote peace in our country. He also urged all the participants coming from outside the state to join hands with the organising association in order to promote WW II peace rally across the globe.