NLA Speaker calls for socio-economic and political revival

Kohima, April 11 (MExN): The Kohima Ao Union (Kohima Aor Telongjem) held its annual general meeting at Molu Ki, Kohima on April 10 with Sharingain Longkumer, Speaker of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly as the special invitee.

Speaking at the event, Longkumer said that the Ao community as a whole is in need of a socio-economic and political revival in order to be at par with the rest of the world and to ensure that the future remains bright and hopeful for the younger generation.

He mentioned how the Ao Community in the past has been the torchbearers and leaders in various fields and has always been at the forefront setting an example for others to follow.

He urged the gathering to retrospect on their achievements and also make a careful study of the present scenario and where the community as a whole stands socially, economically and politically, and assess what changes need to be adopted and work together towards uplifting the society.

According to a DIPR report, he also emphasized on the vast untapped human resource coupled with vast hectares of undeveloped ancestral lands and the management of which will be the key to progress and prosperity of the community. He concluded by saying that as a community, one must go back to their roots and bring about reforms in various sectors to ensure that the community moves forward in the right direction and at the right pace.    

Earlier President, Kohima Ao Union, Chiden Yaden delivered the welcome address and with his tenure as President coming to an end, Chubalepzuk Ao was elected as the new President of Kohima Ao Union.