NEW DELHI/DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 10: President Droupadi Murmu on Monday condoled the demise of litterateur Temsula Ao and said she played a key role in promoting the rich cultural heritage of the Northeast.
A recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award and Padma Shri, Ao wrote in English and emerged as a leading poet and short story writer from the Northeast.
“In the demise of Dr Temsula Ao, we have lost a prolific author and ethnographer who also made valuable contribution to women empowerment. Honoured with Padma Shri, she played key role in promoting the rich cultural heritage of North East. Condolences to her family and friends”, the President tweeted.
PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief at the demise of Dr Temsüla Ao and said she played a pivotal role in popularizing the wonderful Naga culture through her literary works.
“Her efforts in the field of education and culture were noteworthy. Condolences to her family and friends. May her soul rest in peace”, he tweeted.
Nagaland Guv, others condole
Nagaland Governor, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi has expressed grief at the demise of Padma Shri Dr.Temsula Ao, a renowned Litterateur, on October 9 at Dimapur.
“In her demise the Country has lost a noted Litterateur and a great thinker”, he said.
The Governor, on behalf of the people of Nagaland and on his own behalf, conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for her soul to rest in eternal peace.
CM: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has also expressed grief at the passing away of Pradma Shri Dr. Temsula Ao, former Chairperson of Nagaland State Women Commission.
“In her demise the Naga society has lost a mentor and a guardian and the void created by her absence will be difficult to fill. She will be truly missed but let us treasure and celebrate her life and it is my humble prayer that her legacy will be carried on”, he said in a condolence message.
The CM conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family and prayed for her soul to rest in peace.
NLA: The Nagaland Legislative Assembly (NLA) has expressed grief at the passing of Padma Shri Dr. Temsula Ao, former Chairperson of Nagaland Women Commission.
“Her death has caused a great loss to the Nagas in general and to the Ao community in particular and the void created by her passing away will be difficult to fill”, said NLA Speaker Sharingain Longkumer.
The NLA extended heartfelt condolence to the bereaved family and prayed that the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
NMA: The Naga Mothers’ Association (NMA) has expressed shock and grief at the demise of Dr. Temsüla Ao, former Chairperson, Nagaland State Women Commission, on October 9, at Eden Medical Centre, Dimapur.
“A woman of strength and wisdom, late Dr. Temsüla Ao has left behind a rich legacy as a poet, writer and also as a woman of grace and simplicity. Naga women have lost a legend and the void will be difficult to fill”, it said.
Mourning her demise, the NMAS prayed for the departed soul rest in eternal peace.
NSCW: The Nagaland State Commission for Women has expressed grief at the demise of Padma Shri Dr. Temsula Ao, former Chairperson, Nagaland State Commission for Women (NSCW).
“Prof. Temsula, has been a mentor, guide, and strongest supporter of the NSCW till her last breath. She cared deeply for the welfare and empowerment of the Naga women and worked selflessly in her own capacity as the Chairperson for 2 tenures, covering 2012-2019”, said NSCW Chairperson Khrienuo Tachu in a condolence message.
The NSCW assured to carry forward her legacy and work to make Naga society a safe and better place for women and girl child.
Former Chairperson of NSCW Sano Vamuzo and members Abeni TCK and Ellen Konyak have also expressed grief at the demise of Padma Shri Dr.Temsula Ao. “She was humble, sincere and had a heart to serve our people well in all her endeavours. Dr. Temsula’s passing is a huge loss for our people, and she will be missed”, they said in a condolence message.
NSA: The Naga Scholars’ Association (NSA) has expressed profound sorrow and regret on the sad demise of the eminent and foremost Naga writer, visioner and leader, Professor Temsula Ao, on October 9 in Dimapur at the age of 80 years.
Stating that this irreparable loss is felt not only by her bereaved family and close associates but among the academic community in India and beyond, the NSA conveyed heartfelt condolences and support to the near and dear ones of Professor Ao and prayed for comfort, strength, hope, and fortitude to the family in their moment of grief and suffering.
NPCC: President of NPCC, K Therie has expressed grief at the demise of Dr. Temsula Ao, former Chairperson of Nagaland State Commission for Women, academician, renowned writer and recipient of the Padma Shri award.
Stating that her contributions to Naga society and achievements will be fondly remembered for generations to come, the rank and file of NPCC conveyed deepest condolences to the bereaved family members.
(Page News Service)