Ao tribe celebrates Moatsü amid calls for peace and unity
Dimapur, May 2 (EMN): The Moatsü festival is a special occasion for the Ao community. It is a festival that seeks to celebrate the highest pursuits of an individual, the family and community, towards the attainment of prosperity and peace, according to Commissioner of Dimapur police Limasunep Jamir.
The police official was addressing the Moatsü celebrations organised by the Ao Senso Telongjum Diphupar (ASTD) which was celebrated with the theme ‘envisioning today’s cultural values for tomorrow’ on Tuesday, May 2 at the Diphupar local ground, Dimapur.
‘There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heaven. Diphupar since the start of this year has gone through a lot of pain, emotions, lost but today is a time of celebration and we understand from the Bible that the secret to peace is to discover, accept and appreciate God’s perfect timing,’ Jamir said.
The officer appealed to the gathering to ‘come together in peace and unity,’ in mutual trust and cooperation so that together ‘we can take the district forward.’
‘It is indeed a blessed day where we could all come together to celebrate Moatsü in the right spirit of brotherhood and forgiveness and oneness,’ he added.
Lanutoshi Pongen, chairman of the Diphupar Village Council, greeted the community and said Diphupar comprises 12 villages. Therefore, it is very important to maintain peace and harmony among the people, he said. The village constitutes not only Naga tribes but also communities beyond the Naga community and celebrating each other’s festivals and cultures will bring understanding and progress, said Pongen.