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Appreciations to Aos and Lothas

By EMN Updated: Jan 13, 2014 1:38 am

With the coming of age and education in our society, the younger generation seems to have realized the economic disparity of the people in the Naga society. This has led to different standard of living where the affluent are being lavish and extravagant and the rest who form the majority are managing their lives on shoestring budgets.In the past we could get away with the sort of uneven distribution of wealth but with the advent and advancement of the communication system, the people have access to activities going around them leading to frustrations. This trend does not augur well for our society and the younger generation seems to have realized the danger it may cause to our society.
Expensive weddings and lavish parties can be afforded only by those who have the resources. Therefore the idea of organizing mass weddings needs to be encouraged by all communities cutting across economic conditions. This will bring parity in the society and lessen the gap of complexes between the haves and the have-nots. Considering the above facts, the Sumi Council, Dimapur would like to express its appreciation to the Ao community and the Lotha community for taking the lead in organizing mass weddings and appeals to all other communities to follow this trend for the overall benefit of our society. However, it needs to be mentioned here that the Rotomi Baptist Church under Zunheboto district started the mass weddings way back in the year 1972 but it did not succeed for reasons not known to us.
Further, the Sumi Council, Dimapur would also like to appreciate the PWD (R&B) for taking up the repair works in and around the town. The effort of the concerned minister to monitor the progress personally should be eye opener for our other elected leaders but at the same time it should be ensured that the quality of work does not suffer. It was a long standing need to beautify the very place which we so proudly claim to be the gateway to Nagaland. However there seems to be a tug of war between the above department and the BSNL and PHE. The telecom company and the state department seem to be following the motto, “the more you repair, the more we dig”. In the process all the good works, which have come after such a long time are being nullified. So to avoid the inconveniences to the public, the BSNL is requested to do their work but restore the damages they cause for which funds are provided but not utilized properly.
Kuhoi Zhimo, chairman
Sumi Council, Dimapur

By EMN Updated: Jan 13, 2014 1:38:23 am