Nagaland: Sungratsü officers celebrate silver jubilee
Sungratsü, Oct. 7 (EMN): The Sungratsü Officers’ Forum (SOF) celebrated its silver jubilee at Senden Salang in Sungratsü village under Mokokchung district on October 7 on the theme “Khutong.”
The principal of Discipleship Bible College, Dimapur, Rev. S Wati Aier, who was the theme speaker, translated the meaning of “Khutong” to the leaders. He stated that “Khutong” in the past was referred to exceptional leaders who contributed to the welfare of the society while in today’s context the meaning has been replaced by officers.
He said the village community has not forgotten the many works contributed by the forum for the uplift of the village, adding that the contributions of the officers have brought about remarkable changes in all fields.
Stating that jubilee is a time to retrospect and introspect on the achievements and works of the forum, he said that the officers are the leaders and the supporters who should not only focus on the social and political aspect of the society but also give due importance to the religious aspects in the society. He further urged every officer to be a “Khutong” in the society.
Dr. Imtiwapang Aier, MLA of 23 Impur AC, also spoke at the event. He said that Sungratsu village has been blessed by many officers and public leaders who are serving the people in various capacities.
He also underscored that this elite forum has been instrumental in bringing positive changes and have contributed immensely both at governmental level and the society.
He further urged the forum to observe the momentous occasion as thanksgiving for his blessing.
Toshitsüngba Aier, IPS (retired); Dr. Daniel Longchar, IAS (retired) and the first president of the Forum; M Taka Longchar, village council chairman; and Temsûnaro Aier, IAS, also delivered short speeches.
The jubilee souvenir was released by L Bendang Lemtur, IPS (retired), while the Süngratsü Students’ Union and the Süngratsü Watsü Telen presented a song each. Rev. T Mapu Walling pronounced a special prayer for the Officers Forum. Currently, there are 225 members in the Sungratsü Officers Forum.