Renowned scholars, researchers, and professors at a seminar demanded that an Azad Hind Museum be set up at Kohima and Ruzazho village be declared a National Heritage village. The two-day seminar on “The Battle of Kohima and its impact on Indian Freedom Movement” was held at Ruzazho village in Phek district of Nagaland where a resolution demanding setting up of a Azad Hind Museum at Kohima was adopted yesterday by the participants.
“It is resolved that an Azad Hind Museum should be set up at Kohima – the capital of Nagaland – where all relics concerning Netaji and the INA such as weapons, uniforms and flag, etc used by the INA, Azad Hind currency, books and films on the INA should be maintained and displayed,” the resolution said.
The resolution also demanded that Ruzazho village, which Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, as Commander of the Indian National Army (INA) had visited during the Second World War should be declared as a National Heritage village.
It also demanded that the route taken by the INA be identified in Nagaland and suitable memorial installed at important places such as Jessami, Sangshak, Sangnyu, Sahpao, Lahe, Ruzazho, Chosezu, Viswema, Mao as also places in and around Kohima, where INA freedom fighters fought their battles.
It was also resolved that the State and the Union Governments should institute serious research by competent scholars to unearth the history of INA deeds in Nagaland and Manipur and publish the same for the Indian public.
The seminar was organised by the Pfutsero Government College with Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Memorial Development Society Nagaland and Chakhesang Students Union, Phek as co-organisers.
Renowned scholars, researchers, professors from across the country attended the two-day seminar which concluded yesterday.