DIMAPUR, Dec 2 – The World War 11 Car Peace Rally which was flagged off at Dimapur at 8 am today culminated at the World War II Museum ground, Naga Heritage Complex Kisama near Kohima at 12 noon. The rally was organized by Nagaland Adventure and Motor sports Association (NAMSA) as part of the Hornbill Festival.
The culmination programme was attended by US Consul General, Kolkata, Helen Lafave. Speaking on the occasion, she congratulated the organizing committee for creating such a memorable event to promote peace and harmony for the people of the State and the entire world.
Commissioner and Secretary, Tourism, Art and Culture, Himato Zhimomi said the significance of the World War II is to commemorate the Kohima War and urged all the participants to create and promote peace among the people stating that participating in this event would bring message of peace.
Secretary, NAMSA, Abu Metha encouraged the participants saying that this was the most popular and famous battle in the entire world. He said the Naga people were also a part of the war because of which we commemorate this remarkable event not for violence but to promote brotherhood, peace, unity and understanding. For the first time, a foreign tourist team named Knok comprising UK, USA and Thai brought their own plane from Thailand, Chiangmei and landed in Dimapur airport to participate in the World War II car peace rally.