Ariju inaugurated at Mkg DC’s Bungalow


Dimapur, April 16: An Ariju, a replica of bachelors’ dormitory in Ao villages in olden days, was constructed by the Aoli Dobashis at DC’s Bungalow, Mokokchung. It was constructed from LADP fund 2017-18.
Ariju, the prime education and military training centre where all values are taught to young boys in olden days, was inaugurated by DC Mokokchung, Sachin Jaiswal on Monday. With the inauguration of the Ariju, the DC’s official residential complex has become a captivating place in the district, said a DIPR release.
Sachin Jaiswal, in his inaugural speech, said that with the construction of an Ariju and the installation of a Sungkong (Log Drum) in 2017, the DC’s Bungalow is emerging as one of the most attractive places. Expressing his appreciation to the Dobashis for their good deed, the DC said he is considering to invite students from various schools to see the bungalow.
Zulunungsang, P.A To DC in his introductory speech said that the Ariju, though small, was constructed in a bid to preserve the values of the Aos saying that social and institutional values are fast vanishing in the tide of modernity and to make the DC’s bungalow more like a heritage.
Ao Senden general secretary, S. Temsu Aier who also addressed the gathering commended the Dobashis for their good initiative. (Page News Service)