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DWT foundation stone laid

(Extreme Right) DC Dimapur, Maongwati Aier and Mrs. Atula Sungit (4th from Right) posing for photograph along with members of DWT members and others in front of the foundation stone. (NP)
Staff reporter: Dimapur, 12 Jul 2008
Published on 13 Jul. 2008 12:16 AM IST
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The stone foundation laying ceremony of Dimapur Watsü Telongjem (DWT) building, near Circuit House, was held on Saturday.
After the ceremony, a simple function was also organized at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur, with Deputy Commissioner, Dimapur Maongwati Aier as guest of honour.
Speaking before the Ao women folk, Maongwati asked them to inculcate a vision to lead the Naga society as he felt that only  'women' could bring changes for a prosperous and peaceful society.
"In order to achieve this, one must have faith in God and that's the ultimate solution," added the DC while lauding the Ao women folk (Watsü) for their efforts in initiating to have a building of their own.
Citing that Ao womenfolk are advancing in many ways,  Aier was of the view that when most of the countries in the world have women president or a prime minister including India which he termed as a 'big challenge,' Ao women should also envisage to lead the Naga society to a more peaceful and prosperous Nagaland.
Stating that people around the world are witnessing different turmoil, however Nagas at the present juncture are facing the 'worst' by killing each other everyday specially in Dimapur for which the deputy commissioner sought the Ao womenfolk to uphold the banner of peace and tranquility and spread the message of love and unity among different communities for a congenial harmony as he felt that women plays a pivotal in the society.
Also exhorting the gathering, president Ao Union Dimapur, Temjen Jamir lauded the Dimapur Watsü Telongjem (DWT) for taking the Hercules task by stating it as a 'pride' for Ao community and assured to help them in anyway the union can.
Though, MLA S.I Jamir who was the chief guest could not attend the function due to his official engagements, his presence was felt by the gatherings when the MLA's wife Atula Sungit unveiled the stone who later on behalf of his husband promised to donate Rs.1 lakh towards the construction of the building that was dedicated with a prayer by Rev. Nangshila.
Earlier, the function started with an invocation prayer by Rev. N. Tsudir (DABA) while the vote of thanks was delivered by Narola Lipok, Convener, Fund Raising Committee.
With an estimated budget of Rs.50 lakh for the building to be completed by next year, the 'Watsü' purchased the land for the building for Rs.5.5 lakh in 2005.
It may be pertinent to mention that the womenfolk only had Rs.30,000 initially but with their determination and hard work and also support from well wishers today have more than Rs.30 Lakh and hopes to complete the building by the scheduled time and with the targeted budget.

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