Nagaland Governor RN Ravi on Thursday paid a visit to Phek district’s Ruzhazo village, the first Indian village liberated from the British control and administered by the Azad Hind government of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose in 1944, a Raj Bhavan release said. 

He also visited Chozuba and Yoruba village in the district during the day. 

During his day-long itinerary to the district, Ravi visited the house in Ruzhazo village where Netaji stayed during his military campaign against the British in Nagaland. He also interacted with the Ruzhazo Village Council members. 

Ravi also paid a visit to Poswuyi Swuro, a veteran freedom fighter whom Netaji had appointed as dobashi (interpreter) of the village. 

Swuro shared his memories of association with Netaji when they fought the British. 

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The Governor’s visit began with Japan Riba Government High School Chozuba where he interacted with the members of the Chozuba Village Council. 

While visiting Yoruba village, Ravi interacted with the village council members. He expressed his gratitude to the people of the three villages for their warm hospitality and assured them his best possible assistance to the villages in fulfilling their developmental aspirations. 

In view of the rich historical connections of these places with the Indian freedom struggle, the Governor assured the people of the area to accord them due recognition. 

He also had first-hand information on the ongoing National Highway construction in the district. 

Bhadra Gogoi

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