Kiphire, August 13 (MExN): Citizens’ Welfare Society (CWS), Kiphire has completed one year since it was officially launched. Its first Foundation Day cum Thanksgiving Prayer programme was held on August 12 at Hopongkyu Memorial Hall, Kiphire.
Tsili Mongzar, president CWS, in his keynote address maintained that CWS is a non profitable organization formed with an objective to work for the welfare of the citizens. The society, he asserted, aims to check corruption and fight social injustice in the interest of the citizens. Admitting that to make a just society in this “corrupted society” will not be an overnight job, the president hoped that “if people co-operate and assist with whatever possible that they have, the menace of corruption in our society today can be cured in the days to come.”
Referring to CWS motto ‘Equality for all,’ Ben Longkumer, Superintendent of Police, DEF Kiphire in his short speech said that the principle of equality and non-discrimination are part of the foundation of the rule of law. Appreciating CWS for taking up the bold decision, he exhorted, “You have the power to make change possible. Your power lies in your conviction, your passion and your determination to create lasting change and make the world a safer, healthier, better place for all.” He further said that the people who make a difference are not the people who talk about change or what might be done to make things better. “The people who step up, take action, build consensus, lead the change, and own the outcome are the people who make a difference,” he added.
A press release from Media Cell, CWS further informed that Sepithong, Head GB of Kiphire Town said the initiatives of CWS are an ample example in the arena of bringing change and encouraged the CWS to move forward. He also assured that GBs of Kiphire Town will give full co-operation and support towards the society for the welfare of the citizens.
Meanwhile, Tsidongse, general secretary USLP said the initiatives of CWS are an eye opener for the people of the district. “We have been too ignorant for too long and because of which the rights of the citizens are also manipulated many a time. And this is a wakeup call for the people of the district,” he stated. Tsidongse further requested the general public to extend support to CWS, while advising CWS to be aware of corruption within the group “because Naga society today is already corrupted.” Bribery, he cautioned, “becomes a game and if we are not careful on this the future of the citizens are at stake.”
Alison, Associate Pastor, KTBL initiated the thanksgiving prayer, while Hotingkyu, general secretary, CWS presented the annual report of CWS.
CWS was formed in the early part of 2016, but was officially launched on August 12, 2016 by the Deputy Commissioner of Kiphire, Sedevikho Khro.