The History department of Salesian College of Higher Education conducted an educational tour on 27th January, 2018 under the guidance of its assistant professors Dr. Avinuo Chupuo (HOD) and Miss Luduanliu with 28 students. The places visited were Khonoma village and World War II Cemetery. The visit to khonoma village was based on the importance of British annexation where the Angami Nagas at khonoma village strongly fought against their interference. The existence of strong forts and memorial stones of the British officers erected at the site provide great historical knowledge about the events that took place in the year 1850-79. The Semoma fort was considered as one of the strongest forts in the North East by Major John Butler of British Army.
The visit to World War II Cemetery lies on the fact that it is a memorial dedicated to the soldiers of the 2nd British division of the Allied Forces who lost their life in the 2nd World War at Kohima in 1944. It has a testimony that the kohima battle was Britain’s greatest battle, and speaks volume about the Anglo-Naga relation and their contribution towards the British in fighting against the Japanese.
The history department has successfully conducted this one day tour which was based on the BA degree course that they are pursuing. It has greatly enriched and thrilled the minds of the students.