Zomi National Day
This Zomi National Day did not come
Into being accidentally
Out of narrow nationalism and patriotism.
But it came into existence
As a result of the slow and steady struggle
Against the heredity feudal systems, colonialisms, and
On this auspicious day of Zomi National Day
We the Zomi people
Would like to give our hearty honour and respect
To those who had been striving
And sacrificed their lives
For the betterment of our people.
To those who have been brutally tortured
And put to prisons
To those families
Who have suffered so much
For the cause of our people
To those parents
Who have been shading their tears
Waiting their children to be at home again though they will
Never ever be.
As a Nation in the World,
We Zomi people would humbly pray that
All the souls be at rest,
All the sufferings be at ease and come to an end
All the tears be wiped away
With a new hope that one day
All our dreams would come true.
Long live ZOMI
Long live ZOGAM.
The ZOMI NAM NI
20th February 2011