Friday, January 11, 2013
Desuung, a newly instituted civilian body and the Desuups, its members, were something which I knew nothing about. Let alone their roles, the name of this body did not even ring a bell to me. Trying hard to break down the word "Desuung" into two syllables and in giving my best shot of the translation, I finally assumed that it stands for "Peace Keeping". Likewise, the Desuups, as per my translation are "Peace Keepers". Whatever be it, as Shakespeare says "What is in a name?...", when the first batch of Desuups in orange uniform paraded out of Tencholing Military Training Center, Wangdue, everyone took it as just another group of militia. It was not until this day that I realized they play a bigger role in the society.