‘Reflect, celebrate and inspire’

‘Reflect, celebrate and inspire’
Planning Committee members of DNYO golden jubilee and DNYO office bearers at a press brief on the upcoming golden jubilee celebration on Thursday.


Morung Express News
Dimapur | October 12


The youth organization of Diphupar village, the biggest village in Dimapur district is all set to commemorate its golden jubilee with ‘Reflect, celebrate and inspire’ as the theme of the celebration.


Diphupar Naga Youth Organization (DNYO) is making elaborate arrangement for the two-day jubilee celebration (October 20 & 21), which will be held at the village local ground.


Briefing mediapersons on Thursday, the jubilee Planning Committee members and DNYO office bearers said the jubilee celebration will also manifest the “unique” history and peculiarity of the village.


“Diphupar Village is a unique village and it is popularly called as ‘Little Nagaland’ as 16-17 Naga tribes have made this village their home with each tribe having their own respective church. Besides the village council, we have our women, youth and students’ bodies,” said Dr. Lima Jamir, convenor of the planning committee.


Another member said though the village has nine tribal units, all the tribes and communities co-exist in harmony and there is no “ism” in the village. He said the DNYO jubilee is a significant event as the youths who act as the sentinels of the village are largely responsible for the peaceful and secure atmosphere that prevail in the village.


A third planning committee member said there are more than 5,000 youths in the village who are “united” in their common aspirations and “progressive” in outlook.


With vital institutions and installations like the Dimapur Airport, NEZCC office, Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research (CIHSR) and host of schools and colleges located within the village jurisdiction, the role and responsibility of the youth are enormous, he said.


“Ours is a blessed village. Comparatively, the roads in our village are better than those in other villages and colonies in Dimapur district. This also reflects the effectiveness, team work and transparency of our village council and leaders”, A DNYO member said.


Highlighting the immediate need of building a bailey bridge near the collapsed bridge over Chathe River at 4th Mile, DNYO said it was ready to contribute and cooperate with the government or any private firm willing to take up the work.


Meanwhile, as part of the preparation on the jubilee, DNYO said it would be organizing a mass social work in the village on October 14 next and called upon all citizens of the village to take part in the social work.


Jacob Zhimomi, MLA, the chief host of the jubilee will grace the first day of the celebration while Lok Sabha MP, Neiphiu Rio, and Rajya Sabha MP, KG Kenye, will grace the morning and evening sessions on day two as chief guests respectively.


Besides the convenor the planning committee members present in the press conference included Dokho Phira, finance secretary; Phanrum Shan Khuvung and Bohoi Yeptho and DNYO led by president, Vekre Puro, general secretary; Wati Imsong, vice president; Kikheto Sumi, and others.