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ENWO initiative to empower women
Correspondent MON:
Published on 26 Jan. 2010 12:41 AM IST
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Eastern Nagaland Women Organisation (ENWO) organized a seminar on ‘Women Empowerment’ at Mon and Phomching, sub division of Mon on January 21 and 22 respectively, covering seven units including Mon, Tizit, Wakching, Naginimora, Phomching, Longshen and Tokmei. The resource person for the seminar Hills Area Development Organisation (HADO) director Peihwang Konyak encouraged the women folk to take part in decision making and to move forward in the field of education, health, and to take part in career guidance and leadership programmes and trainings. Delivering the key note address ENWO president Asangla Cholong advised the women to utilize their talents for improvement and betterment of the society. Encouraging them to move forward in life, she stated ‘One can improve talent at any age, as there is no age par/ limit in learning’. Meanwhile, as an encouragement for the younger generation, Sunday Konyak, the first Eastern Icon was also acknowledged during the seminar by the ENWO. The ENWO also sponsored free medical camp at Longwa on January 23 where almost all the villagers availed the free medicines and checkup. Seeing the pitiable conditions of the remote Konyak villages, the ENWO stated that the government should take measures in establishing first aid and dispensary centre at Longwa. The union also lamented on the sorry state of the government school at Longwa village with no teachers and urged the responsible department to take necessary measures at the earliest, so that children were not deprived of the education they are entitled to. The ENWO further expressed gratitude to the people of Longwa Village for funding private teachers for the sake of imparting education to the children for the past 4 to 5 years. The ENWO also thanked the Konyak Nyupuh Sheko Khong (KNSK) and all its federating units for their cooperation during the seminar.

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