Dimapur, October 14: The Southern Angami Women Organisation (SAWO) celebrated its Silver Jubilee at Main Arena, Naga Heritage Village, Kisama on October 13. Advisor, Youth Resources & Sports, Er. Zale Neikha and Advisor, Technical Education and Election, Medo Yhokha were the special guests for the celebration.
Advisor, Er. Zale Neikha released a book to commemorate the SAWO’s 25th anniversary. He lauded the organization for its good works and appealed to them to continue passing the good traditions and practices of their forefathers to the younger generation.
Advisor, Medo Yhokha during the celebration released a book documenting the traditional attires and ornaments of the Southern Angami region. He expressed hope that it would help in preserving the traditional attires and ornaments for future generations.
Speaking on the theme, ‘Pass on the good practices of our forefathers’, General Secretary, Angami Women Organisation, Chozhüle Kikhi, pointed out some of the beliefs and good practices of our forefathers, such as self-sufficiency, truthfulness, dignity of labour, etc.
She narrated the beliefs held and rituals performed by their forefathers to perform various tasks. She reminded the gathering of the rich social life the past generation enjoyed, and also how some of the practices of ‘kenyü’ (prohibitions), have helped in maintaining harmony and order in the society. She appealed to the gathering to hold on to the good practices.
During the jubilee celebration, Neisevoü Kirha, one of the founding members of SAWO, unfurled the SAWO Silver Jubilee flag, and the blessing on the occasion was given by 1st SAWO President, Zakieviu Kechü. Folk songs were also performed by women representing the 13 villages of the Southern Angami area.
(Page News Service)