Mokokchung dobashis celebrate quasqui centennial
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 26
The Mokokchung Dobashi Union (MDU) celebrated its quasqui centennial from November 25 to 26 at Town Hall Mokokchung. The MDU came into being in 1889.
The celebration was graced by K. Temjen Jamir, editor, Tir Yim Yim and TN Mannen, Rtd Additional Chief Secretary & Commissioner as the main speakers. K. Temjen Jamir spoke on the topic “Civilizing with refined culture & tradition”. In his address, he lamented that Nagaland is a sick land due to variety of problems.
“As the world advances, the need for a more cultured tradition becomes more relevant,” he added.
TN Mannen who spoke on the theme “Fort of Culture and Justice”, while stating that Dobashi institution is a creation of the British administration to suit their policy of controlling the Naga country and the people with the minimum interference, said the DBs till today have successfully served the purpose for which they were created.
“In order to gain more respect, the basic criteria of recruitment of DBs must be emphasized on sound knowledge of customary laws and traditions and should be men of integrity and commitment,” he added.
Minister for Agriculture Dr. Benjongliba who released the souvenir, titled “Naga Dobashis of Mokokchung 1889-2014”, also made a fervent appeal to the DBs to carry forward their duty with greater commitment. He also greeted the DBs on behalf of the government of Nagaland.
Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung Sushil Kumar Patel, who also addressed the inaugural programme, while stating that the institution of DBs is an important organ and further opined that it needs to be further strengthened to make the administration easier in the state.