Dimapur, July 1: The Rengma Public Organization Kohima held its Annual Session-cum- Felicitation Programme today at the Capital Convention Centre, Kohima.
The programme was chaired by Shingato Jemu Vice-President RPOK and began with invocation by Dr. Kenny Tsela, Pastor RBCK and Philip Kent, Joint Secretary, RPOK welcoming the gathering.
Khinyi Woch, President RPOK and Benjamin Lorin, General Secretary RPOK in their Presidential address and Secretary’s report respectively highlighted not only the activities and programmes undertaken by the RPOK during the 2015-18 tenure but also shared their experiences and encouraged the community to strive towards achieving greater heights in every field.
During the occasion, the RPOK also felicitated its member, R Khing, MLA and Advisor, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services and Women Resources Development, Government of Nagaland, for his successful election to the 13th NLA, under 12-Tseminyu AC. The RPOK ‘s Best Citizen Award 2018 with cash award was conferred to senior citizen and pioneer among Rengmas residing in Kohima, CT Rengma.
The Audit Committee presented its report during the programme and the Nomination Committee also tabled its report before the house for approval. With the approval of the house, the new office bearers of RPOK were selected for the tenure 2018-21, led by Khinyi Woch and Shingato Jemu selected to continue as President and Vice President respectively and Kenny Semp and Yhunchilo Khing joining as General Secretary and Vice President respectively for the new tenure, among others.
Zakevi Kesen, Associate Pastor, RBCKYD, invoked blessings for the new office bearers.
The Special Guest for the session, R Khing released the RPOK’s Triennial Report Magazine. In his speech, he reminisced his days as one of the early Rengma settlers in Kohima, also highlighted the importance and role of the Rengmas living in Kohima. He further encouraged and challenged the community especially the youths to come out of their comfort zones and determinededly strive towards excellence in their pursuits.
CT Rengma, in his speech, appreciated the RPOK as well as encouraged the gathering with some words of wisdom.
The well-known RBCKYD choir also presented a very special number to enthral the gathering and the programme ended with words of gratitude delivered by Wekhenu Mesen, Vice President RPOK.
(Page News Service)