Dimapur, September 11: Ao Senso Telongjem Dimapur has organized a program for the opening of ‘Nungolong’, a ‘foundation stone’ in their Senden Riju, in Dimapur on September 11.
The program was chaired by Temsupok Jamir, a committee member who highlighted about the Nungolong, a foundation stone that was laid down by S C Jamir.
The opening of the Nungolong was initiated by Moatoshi Longkumer, MLA, Dimapur-II A/C. He said that it is important to help our community and grow together. He also cited the examples of how the Sikh community went out of their way to help other communities during the pandemic regardless of any religion and how the followers of Guru Nanak follow his principles and practices to live a life in serving the community.
He said, “We should also lead our life taking lessons from the Sikh community and make our service towards the community in a philanthropist manner.”
He also mentioned that one help each other and move forward for a unified community.
Speaking on behalf of land donors, S I Jamir said that Senden Riju came about after learning that the Senden needs a place to reside, and how the land was given to use in times of need for the community. He mentioned that Senden Riju will develop and impart its history to the youths and upcoming generations. The development and future of the Senden Riju also depend on them and it will keep on developing as long as the cultural roots are maintained by them, he added.
Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) Speaker, Sharingan Longkumeralso spoke on the occasion. He said that blessings bestowed from his elders and the practice followed by the community in regard to the Senden Riju make him feel proud and happy.
He said, “As a community, we should all work together regardless of how big or small the matter is and move ahead to the future together”.
The Senden Riju site was donated by S I Jamir, Ex MLA, and I Nungshi Longkumer to the Ao community to have a place for themselves, to learn and progress about its culture and ethics. (Page News Service)