A remarkable milestone was achieved Monday in the history of Ao Literature with the release of cross word puzzle book in Ao titled “Olong Waitep – Tebhong I”- cross word – Vol. I.
The cross word book was written and prepared by Aso Imsong, former reporter of Ao Milen. Perhaps this could be the first of its kind in the state where a cross word puzzle book in a local dialect was being published.
The book was released by MLA Nungsangyapang in an impressive function held at Longkumer Kilem conference hall. The MLA in his speech lauded the efforts of Aso Imsong for the publication and added it was a remarkable achievement so that through such publications, the society would march ahead and benefit the mass, especially the youths.
He also appealed and encouraged the youngsters to work towards publication of fortnightly or monthly magazines and comics so literature would improve and urged all to take forward Ao literature.
The program was attended by hosts of dignitaries from civil societies of Mokokchung. The president of Ao Senden Lendinokdang and chairman Ao Senden Literature Board Sosangmeren also delivered speeches.
The dedicatory prayer for the book was offered by Rev. C. Walu Walling, secretary ABAM Education and Literature.