5000 Muslims attend Seerat-un-Nabi in Dimapur
Tovihoto acknowledges economic role played by Muslim community
DIMAPUR, FEBRUARY 9
THE Muslim community in Dimapur on Sunday organized a Seerat-un-Nabi conference here at Idgah ground, behind the DDSC stadium on Sunday. Seerat-un-Nabi conference is normally an annual gathering among the Muslims to celebrate the life of Prophet Muhammad. The conference is one of the most revered of its kind in the Muslim world. Significantly, the conference on Sunday was also said to be the first of its kind to be held in Dimapur, or for that matter, in Nagaland.
The organizers of the conference, Madrassa-E-Darul Uloom, said that there were at least five thousand Muslims attending the conference on Sunday. Janab Maulana Badruddin Ajmal Al-Quasmi, the President of All Assam Tanzim Madaris Quawmiya was invited as the chief guest of the conference.
Parliamentary Secretary for IT & Communication, Technical Education, Science, Technology and Taxes Tovihoto Ayemi was the guest of honour. In his brief address to the crowd, Tovihoto acknowledged the “active role” played by Muslim community “in the economic sector in the State, especially in Dimapur.”
“Even as you continue to play this role in the economy of the state, I urge upon all of you to maintain honesty and truthfulness in line with the examples shown by the holy Prophet,” he counseled.
Tovihoto also exhorted the Muslims to strive for communal harmony, especially in Nagaland. “At all cost, brotherhood should be maintained in every aspect of our day-to-day life to bring in peace and harmony.
“It is necessary that message of peace and brotherhood be spread during such gathering where all strata of society takes part. It is the joint responsibility of all civilized people to act in unison by plugging their differences for the larger cause of humanity,” he said.
Tovihoto reminded them that Dimapur, unlike other districts of Nagaland, is home to people from across the country, not just indigenous Nagas. “And to co-exist as one, it calls for restraint and patience and thrashing out any differences peacefully and democratically.
“We do not have to go to other parts of India to experience ‘Unity in Diversity.’ Here itself, we can learn to live in unity in spite of our differences in religion, race, caste, colour etc,” the Parliamentary Secretary shared.