Dimapur, May 2: Invoking God’s blessing on the occasion of the premier festival of the Ao’s and as a curtain raiser to the 100th anniversary of the Ao Kaketshir Mungdang (AKM or Ao Students’ Conference) slated to be held at Waromung village, the Waromung Shisashir Telongjem organized a grand Moatsumong (Moatsu festival) which was attended by the working president of Nagaland Pradesh Congress, Bobby Panicker and Joint Director (RD) C I Meren as the special guests.
AKM, which was established in the year 1929, is the apex students’ organization of the Ao community. The centenary celebration of the AKM will be held in 2019 at Waromung village which was decided at the AKM conference held at Ungma in 2012.
The special guest, Bobby Panicker, who is an in-law of Waromung having married to the daughter of the first president of AKM Nokdenlemba, shared his happiness to be a part of the Moatsu festival.
While acknowledging the AKM for choosing Waromung as the host village for the centenary celebration, Paniker recollected the life of the first AKM president, Nokdenlemba. He said that Late Nokdenlemba was a person who served the Lord in different capacities. Panicker disclosed that he will build a “students’ centre cum guest house”, for which he deeply appreciated the village council for allotting the land.
Special invitee, CI Meren, Joint director (RD) also shared his happiness to be a part of the Moatsu festival which was organized as a grand opening to the 2029 AKM centenary celebration. Leaders from neighbouring villages – Dibuia, Yimjenkimong and Salulumang – joined in the grand Moatsu festival. cultural troupes from Yimjenkimong and Dibuia presented traditional songs. Alongsungkum Cultural Club, Waromung and Aong Reju Cultural Organisation, Kohima also presented traditional dances much to the awe of the spectators.
The pastor of Waromung Baptist Church, Meren Mollier invoked god’s blessings while the convenor of the Centenary Planning cum Fundraise Committee, L. Imlinungba Longkumer shared about the vision and the objectives about the 2029 AKM centenary celebration.
(Page News Service)