GBs reminded of responsibilities for progress of Naga society
WSKH holds general session; Sumi Cultural Centre foundation stone unveiled
Dimapur, Jan. 27 (EMN): Noting that Naga society is lags behind in every aspect while the rest of the world has made rapid progress, Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi made a clarion call to the Gaon Burahs (GBs) to put in more efforts for the progress of the society as they are the leaders and rulers of the masses.
Yepthomi stated this at the 24th general session of Western Sumi Kukami Hoho (WSKH) and foundation stone unveiling of Sumi Cultural Centre on January 27 at Vihokhu village under Niuland sub-division in Dimapur district. Yepthomi stated that it is imperative for the GBs to led the people with positive sides of life as common people would imitate the leaders, an update from WSKH stated on Monday.
Yepthomi insisted that Nagas should not be lazy and arrogant but put in collective effort to make use of the resources and abilities to catch up with the rest of the world. He added that it is important for the GBs to collectively endeavour for a closely knitted society and imbibe proper functioning system sans being individualistic and to be able to “say right to what is right and wrong to what is wrong.”
Underlining promotion of language as most vital to keep one’s rich culture alive, Yepthomi encouraged proper usage of native language in respective functions and programmes such as students’ conference, marriages, hoho’s conference etc. He also unveiled the foundation stone of Sumi Cultural Centre (SCC) in presence of KT Sukhalu, advisor of School Education, while Rev. Dr. Phughoto Aye, WSBAK executive secretary, dedicated the foundation stone with a prayer.
Sumi Hoho vice president, Vihoshe Yepthomi, and Western Sumi Hoho president, Dr. Kakheto Zhimomi, exhorted the gathering and called upon the people for retrospection and not to ever forget their forefathers who made great sacrifices to make life better for the present generation.
Others who spoke on the occasion included Khesheli Chishi, district and session judge, Zunheboto; Vihuto Yepthomi, president of Western Sumi Kukami Hoho; Shikuto Zalipu, general secretary of Nagaland GBs’ Federation; and Isawoto Zhimomi, former president of Western Sumi Kukami Hoho.
Meanwhile, WSKH has unanimously re-elected the existing team of office bearers led by Vihuto Yepthomi as president, Mughavi Awomi as vice president, and Kuhovi Zhimomi as general secretary for the next tenure.