Throw love as much as you can and bolt violence as far as possible because the present Manipur crisis cannot be solved through guns and bullets, but only through love and peaceful coexistence, Outer Manipur MP Lorho S Pfoze said on Friday.
He made the statement while gracing the Daili village Platinum Jubilee celebration in Manipur’s Kangpokpi district.
The Parliamentarian highlighted that Manipur has gone through a period of violence, something very unprecedented and the evil of violence is so active that it has brought so much disruption among the people.
He said that owing to the ongoing violence everything has almost come to a standstill.
“It is in such a time as this that we must throw love as much as we can, to the extent that love could engulf the wide-scale hatred among the people and we must know how to live peaceably with our neighbors”, asserted the MP.
Lorho also said that this is the very time that we need to have peaceful coexistence and peaceful coexistence can happen only when we overlook the fault of others, and only when we can forgive the wrong that people have done to us.
“Peace in Manipur has to be with the love you share with others, and it has to be with learning to live peacefully with others, not with guns and bullets”, the Parliamentarian added.
“There has to be peace, there has to be forgiveness, and there has to be reconciliation among our people”, he further added.
While encouraging people to become ambassadors of love and peace, Lorho motivated the people of Kangpokpi district as a whole and Daili village, in particular, to continue to show the trend of peace and the trend of learning to live peacefully with others.
Earlier, the MP who graced the momentous occasion as chief guest unveiled the monolith erected to commemorate Daili village’s platinum jubilee in the presence of Mao AC MLA Losii Dikho, and H Khangba, ex-Councillor.
Traditional trumpet blowing and invocation of the traditional blessing marked the first session of the event.
The second session was held after a mass traditional procession along the highway participated by young and old, boys and girls, men and women of the village.
Traditional fire making, lighting of Jubilee flames by the MP, and hoisting of the Jubilee flag by guest of honour H Khangba, ex-Councillor Sadar Hills, releasing of a souvenir by Thisho Kriina, ex-Councillor Senapati, presentation, blessing of Daili village women married in other places, and a sumptuous Jubilee feast marked the second session.
Kangpokpi SP, Manoj Prabhakar, and his subordinate officers, SDC-HQ Kangpokpi, Papao Touthang, ex-MDCs from Sadar Hills and Senapati, neighboring village chiefs, various CSOs leaders, prominent Naga leaders, and frontal organizations leaders, youth clubs, etc. also took part in the auspicious occasion.
Established in 1948, Daili village in Kangpokpi district is a conglomerate of Mao villages amalgamated into one, which proudly exudes the vibrant culture and tradition of the Mao Naga.
Pfose pfona Phepriio Dili, Abo pfona Athisii Kaikho, and Pfose pfona Chape Adahe (Hodzii) were the first settlers of Daili village while Pfose pfona phepriio Dili became the chief of Daili village after its recognition in 1951.