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KOHIMA, Aug 15, 2017: When we come to think about those horrific and glorious moments during the World War II, the events that triggers our thoughts and imaginations could be (not necessarily for all) a heart-wrenching tale — an ugly truth — that the world is trying to learn and accept.
On the same line, the Information and Public Relation Department of the Nagaland Government recorded the events in history to highlight the hardship, the suffering and the patriotic spirit of the soldiers, the same of which changed the history of Nagaland.
A documentary on the WW II, Battle of Kohima, the first comprehensive Naga narrative on the battle was released on August 14 at the conference hall, IPR citadel by director Information and Public Relations, Limawati Ao. The documentary is a production of the Kohima Educational Society and Kohima Educational Trust.
According to DIPR report, director, IPR during the release of the documentary, congratulated the KES, KET and the producing team for the successful release of the same. Despite the low budget and inadequate technological equipments, he maintained that the documentary was a great success, proving that the Nagas do not lag behind anyone in skills and human resources. The documentary would help many Nagas to understand the voices of the veterans who participated in the WW II, Battle of Kohima, he further said.
Chairman, Kohima Educational Society, Dr. Phyobemo Ngully said the documentary was a Naga perspective of the great battle. The WW II, he said which touched the world, also had a profound impact on the Nagas and its history. He added that the KES and the KET took a lot of effort to present to the people in the state and outside, the stories of the war veterans.
The programme was chaired by director, Highland Dawn Media, Wabang Moa, who also gave the welcome note. Director and editor of the documentary, Charles Chasie also presented a brief outline on the making of the documentary. The 40 minutes documentary, after its release by director, IPR was later screened.
The documentary will be telecast at Nagaland Conerstone TV (Dimapur & Mokokchung) and Central Cable, Kohima local cable at 7:30 p.m on August15.
TNT News with inputs from Nagaland Post