GUWAHATI, July 22 - A delegation of Naga Hoho, the apex Naga tribal council, today called on Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and discussed the long-standing border dispute between the two neighbouring States.
As a part of a civil society initiative being carried out by Nanda Talukdar Foundation, Guwahati to build a bridge between both the sides, the Naga Hoho today paid the courtesy visit to Assam Chief Minister. The delegation also met Assam Agricultural Minister Atul Bora.
The six-member Naga Hoho delegation was led by P Chuba Ozukum, president of Hoho. The two conveners of the civil society initiative Samudra Gupta Kashyap and Mrinal Talukdar, both journalists, were also present during the meeting.
The Naga Hoho invited the Assam Chief Minister to Nagaland, which the latter accepted. Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged people living in both sides of the contentious Assam-Nagaland border to maintain peace and harmony and work against those elements who have been trying to hype up small events to large inter-State problems.
This is noteworthy that All Assam Student Union (AASU) and Asam Sahitya Sabha have also got involved in the process with AASU actively associating itself with cultural and sporting activities in border areas while Sabha has activated its oldest branch at Kohima.