Women working together have the power to effect change: ENWO Prez

Affiliation programme for Eastern Sümi Totimi Hoho held

Longleng, May 18 (MExN): In a significant move, the Eastern Sümi Totimi Hoho, the apex women body of the Eastern Sümis, officially became an affiliate of the Eastern Nagaland Women Organisation (ENWO) on May 17.

The ENWO held an affiliation programme for the Eastern Sumi Totimi Hoho at its Headquarters in Longleng at the Conference Hall of the Longleng Town Baptist Church.

Yingphe Konyak, President ENWO, in her welcome address, emphasized the importance of unity and mutual upliftment.

Women working together have the power to effect change, she asserted, and added that every single voice matters. She encouraged the attendees to set an example for the younger generations and to be advocates for others

Terming it as a “significant event,” the ENWO stated that it marked a pivotal moment in strengthening ties and fostering unity among women organizations in Eastern Nagaland.

The programme was chaired by B. Lianghoi, Vice President, ENWO. The invocation was delivered by P. Angbhen Phom, Women Secretary of PBCA, setting a reflective tone for the day. It was followed by a special performance by Phomla Hoichem. 

The keynote address was delivered by Asangla Cholong, a founding member and advisor of ENWO. She underscored the historical significance and future aspirations of the affiliation, and shared her vision for collective progress and empowerment with the attendees.

Representatives from Eastern Sumi TotimiHoho and Sumi Totimi Hoho delivered short speeches. They emphasized the importance of respecting one another and working together in unity. They acknowledged that the affiliation was a long-cherished dream that has finally come to fruition and expressed their solidarity with ENWO. The speakers urged everyone to foster solidarity by encouraging and supporting one another.

The event concluded with a vote of thanks delivered by Lemei B Phom, Vice President of ENWO. She expressed her gratitude to all participants and contributors and extended special thanks to Phomla Hoichem for their support and meticulous arrangements.

The ENWO Anthem, 'Arise Maidens of ENWO' was performed, followed by closing prayer and a communal meal.

“This affiliation marks a significant step towards greater cooperation and support among women in Eastern Nagaland, paving the way for future collaborative efforts aimed at empowerment and development,” the ENWO stated in a press release issued by its Media cell.