KOHIMA, Oct 18 - Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang on Saturday said the Naga people were �badly� in need of unity to translate the �Framework Agreement� into a conclusive and peaceful resolution of the Naga political issue.
�As the Naga political issue has entered a new phase after signing of the Framework Agreement on August 3 by the Government of India and the NSCN (IM), we are badly in need of unity at this crucial time, if the Framework Agreement is to translate into a conclusive and peaceful resolution of the Naga political issue,� Zeliang said during a function here.
The DAN Government has adopted a State logo that has the word �Unity� in it, the Chief Minister said.
Leaders of political parties, church, tribes and Naga nationalist groups would have to address the needs of the situation and unite forgetting their differences for the sake of the present and future generation of Nagas, he said.
�This is not the time to criticise but a time to think seriously what is good,� he said while calling upon all to step forward to put the talk into action and decide which direction Nagas should walk.
Zeliang said youths would have to be roped in if the movement is to make a meaningful and significant impact.
�I would like to see young leaders arise in Nagaland, who should set new agendas of social change through the process of changing our mindset,� the CM said.
Naga Mothers Association Advisor Rosemary Dzuvivchu said, �We need leaders willing to serve and not to be served.� � PTI