A book on culture of the Mao tribe titled “Imemei kohrü ko”, authored by renowned writer N. Saleo was formally released by Mao Academy at Pudunamei Village council hall on Saturday.
President Memei Council of Mao O Lohrü, and chief guest of the occasion who formally released the book congratulated the author, N. Saleo for his contributions toward Mao literature and also thanked God for gifting him with good health even at his age of 84 years.
Stressing on the importance of learning one’s own tradition and culture, he reminded that it was meaningless even if one completed post graduation or doctorate if he or she failed to learn his own culture and tradition.
President Mao Naga Women Union, K Matia, an ardent women activist in her also speaking at the occasion recalled the unequal treatment meted out to women with the prevailing tradition and practices of Mao community and called for equality in treatment.
President Mao Academy N Salew encouraged and welcomed any literatures on Mao community and informed to submit any literature to Mao Academy office. President Mao Officer’s Union Dr. N Daihe also spoke on the occasion.
It may be mentioned that N. Saleo, the author of the book also authored several other books and had made immense contribution to the development of the Mao literature.