DABA celebrates first ever Women’s Day

(Left) Women hold hands in prayer as they celebrate the first ever International Women’s Day at Dimapur Ao Baptist Ao Arogo. (Right) Flower items are displayed outside the church during the flower show which was organised as part of the event. (Morung Photos)
Dimapur, March 8 (MExN): The Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA) today celebrated its first ever International Women’s Day on the theme ‘Celebrating Women’.
Atula Imsong expounded on the significance of the day. Saying that women were treated as second class citizens for a long time, but today, as the world changes, the status of women has been uplifted. She said that the status was changed, through the beginning of women’s liberation movement in different parts of the world. “Today, as we celebrate this special day, let us honour and give thanks to all the women who paved the way for us women today to enjoy this freedom,” she said. She also said that a woman plays a very important role in every society, and stated, “In a society, where women are not allowed to rise up, not given a platform, that society will never move forward.” She also said that the Naga society is moving forward and exhorted to do away with some of the Naga traditional concepts that involved putting down the status of a woman. “Let us do away with this,” she said and also encouraged women not to ‘just sit’ but to rise up to every occasion.
The programme was chaired by Martha Walling and invocation by Rev. Tzudir, pastor DABA. Children presented a lively act while quartet was led by Limasangla. Towards the end of the programme, a very insightful discussion was held with the gathering participating and expressing their thoughts and experiences on the status of women in the Naga society.
A flower show was also organized by the DABA women Ministry. In the flower  arrangement category, Sentila Imti from Lengrijan colony won first prize, Aienla Jamir from Town Fellowship won second, Amenla Saku from Town fellowship third and consolation prize by Chubala from Duncan colony. In the Bonsai category, Tiala Jamir from Supply colony won first prize, Aienla from Lakeview colony won second and third, and consolation prize by Aienla Ozukum from Landmark colony. In the potted flower plant category, Marlila from Duncan colony won first and second prize and Sentila Imti from Lengrijan won second, and consolation prize by Aienla Jamir from Lakeview colony. 
Women are the best asset
Dimapur, March 8 (MExN): The Chavara Home Community Care centre celebrated International Women’s Day on March 5. The ‘chair lady’ of Naharbari village cum the member of Dimapur Municipal council Tikeli Kikon was the chief guest of the programme.
The director of Chavara Home, Sr. Agie CMC in a press release said that the chief guest in her speech invited the women to play an active role in the family and society that we will be able to be a part in building up a just and true society. She told the women gathered that “we should be proud of being a woman. Women are the best asset to the society in many ways. She can play many roles at a time. Women have all the potentialities and capabilities that she can fair in levels, there is no separation or boundaries to keep aside the women folk.” She pointed out few great women who played a great role, who led the people in a different way and remaining as role models in the society like mother Theresa, Indira Gandhi, and Kiren Bedi.
Earlier, the Chavara Home Director Sr. Agie CMC welcomed the chief guest and the participants. She inaugurated the Women’s Day celebration by lighting the lamp. Forty-five women from the neighboring places participated in the programme. The keynote address was given by Sr.Sharon CMC, she in her talk emphasized the role and social responsibility of the women in the family and society and the roles women can play in building up a just and true and peace loving society.

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