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Interactive programme on women’s issues
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR
Published on 3 Feb. 2010 12:20 AM IST
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: An interactive programme on “Inside a Woman’s Heart” organized by Sinai Ministry was held at Sinai Café, DC Court Junction Dimapur on Tuesday with teacher and author Imtijungla Longchar as the main resource person. Longchar, who has already penned 11 books and currently working on the twelfth specializing on youth, women and family issues read out excerpts from one of her works ‘Women & Struggles’ and spoke on various problems that were prevalent in women’s lives. Addressing the emotional and physical struggles that most women in the society go through, she asserted that ‘inferiority complex’ was the main issue that they needed to overcome. She stated that people needed to be delivered from the belief that they were worthless and called upon the young women to train themselves in correcting their flaws through prayer. Adding that most women were faced with social and spiritual frustrations, feelings of rejection and tension, Longchar urged them to do away with feelings of bitterness and to rise up from such weaknesses ‘prayerfully’ as Christian women. Participants interacted and shared their problems, experiences and how God had touched their lives. Among them, a victim of child-abuse also shared her experiences on how she had grown up with hatred and bitterness towards the abuser, her family and self. Stating that God had changed her life when she surrendered it in His hands, the victim expressed her ability to leave her past bitterness behind and to forgive everyone including herself since then. A survivor from a road accident who spent 34 days in an unconscious state with a major head injury also testified that God has given her a new life through the prayer of her family and friends. Later, speaking to this reporter, Imtijungla Longchar stated that such interactive programme were ‘the need of the hour’ and she lauded the Sinai Ministry for opening an avenue for young women to come together with their issues and help one another in healing and overcoming those issues. While appreciating the educated youth who came forward and shared, she further encouraged women organizations and churches to organize such programme for the young generation as she felt there were very less counseling centers in the state. The programme was attended by young women, most of who were in their late teens and some in their twenties. Other resource persons included Rev. Ajungla from USA and Asangla, a school teacher.

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