Naga girl on solo bike tour to spread message of women empowerment

Naga girl on solo bike tour to spread message  of women empowerment

Dimapur, June 19: Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya today flagged of Oneninenla Imsong on her ride across Nagaland to advocate on the issues of women empowerment at Raj Bhavan.
Onen stated that her passion for riding the motorcycle was taking her to all the districts of the State to reach out to the women folk to hear their untold stories and to encourage them to stand on their feet. She also hoped to share her stories as well.
The 27-year-old banker has just set off on a solo tour on her trusted Royal Enfield Himalayan bike to spread the message of women empowerment.
Onen, who is also a passionate biker besides being a musician and YouTuber, will ride through all the 12 districts of Nagaland. She will record her entire trip on two GoPro cameras.
Onen will first tour Kiphire, the lone aspirational district of the state. She will, however, return to Kohima to perform a gig on World Music Day on June 21 before departing for the other districts.
Onen  is touring the state under the banner of ‘Kongro Naga on Wheels’ (KNOW), an NGO she founded in association with K&K motors, Monster Beverage and Dream Cafe. ‘Kongro’ in Ao Naga dialect refers to women from the Ongpangkong range, one of the six mountain ranges of Mokokchung district in Nagaland.
Commissioner & Secretary to Governor, Dinesh Kumar, IAS stated that the Bike Rally by Onen will capture the imagination of the people of the State empowering women in demonstrating the essential oneness of our integrated region.
He acknowledged the progress towards gender equality, but also reminds all that more needs to be done towards the cause.
The flag off ceremony was attended by family members, friends and well wisher.
(Page News Service)