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Moatsu celebrated in Mokokchung

Nagaland News

Dimapur, May 2: Moatsu, the premier festival of the Aos, was celebrated at Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung on Monday with Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Pangnyu Phom as the special guest and Minister for Rural Development, Metsubu Jamir as the guest of honour.
According to a DIPR bulletin, Pangnyu said that Aos, being the pioneer among the Nagas in many fields, have contributed to the growth of the Naga society.
He asked the gathering to make the celebration an occasion to reflect on one’s weaknesses and regain the past glory.
The Minister asked the Ao community whether they were carrying forward the good works of the forefathers and were at the forefront today.
He said that Aos should realise they have greater responsibilities than before, therefore, it is time to move forward by leading the Naga society once again ‘as a big brother should’.
Pangnyu maintained that Nagas should uphold and preserve the rich tradition but should also do away with the rigidity of traditional practices that hampers the growth of society.
Metsubo, in his brief speech, congratulated Fazl Ali College for achieving the milestone of A-grade NAAC accreditation.
He reminded the people of the significance of the celebration of the Moatsu festival, and asked the Ao community to uphold the rich culture and tradition.
The welcome address was delivered by the President of Ao Senden, Chubawati Longchar, Moatsu Traditional song was presented by Chuchuyimpang Riongsanger Tatar Putu Menden.
Prologue and ode to Moatsu were presented by Drama Club of Fazl Ali College, and Fazl Ali College Students’ Union respectively. (Page News Service)