J.B.JASOKIE

JB-Jasokie
Son of Late Dr. Khosa Angami: born 1927; married 1954, three sons and three daughters; educated at Kohima Government High School and St. Edmund’s college, Shillong, helped the British Forces in the battle of Kohima 19944 as a guide and scout. Keen sportsman, declared individual champion of the Eastern Upper Assam Tournament as an all round athletic 1948; join the Naga independence movement and went underground, 1952; worked as Publicity Officer and acting Secretary of Naga National Council; disagreed with Mr. Phizo on the means to be adopted to achieve Political end after the Naga National Council resorted to violent means, broke away and came overground, 1955; organised the Naga Peoples Convention; elected General Secretary of N.P.C till the formation of the N.H.T.A and later the State of Nagaland; also piloted the discussion during October 1959 Naga Peoples Convention which arrived at a decision regarding formation of the State of Nagaland within India; as Member of the Naga delegation visited New Delhi in October, 1990; elected Member Interim Body in February, 1961 and appointed Executive Councillor in charge of Forests Industry; Founder member of NNO; elected Member, Legislative Assembly (1964) from Kohima Town Constituency and appointed Minister for Education and Forests; re-elected Member Legislative Assembly in the General Election 1974 from the same constituency; subsequently elected leader of Opposition Legislature Party (NNO) in the Assembly elected Chief Minister in 1975 just before President’s Rule was imposed in Nagaland.

Re-elected in 1977 General Election from the same Constituency and unanimously elected Leader of the newly formed Naga National Democratic Party; appointed chief Minister on june 5, 1980, after Mr. S.C.Jamir (Congress (I) ) tendered resignation of his Council of Minister, a fine composer and lover of music; promoter of higher education; connected with various social and educational institutions.