Angami Women Organisation (AWO) held its 6th general session on the theme “Our work is our heritage” (Mhatho-e Siedze) on May 14 in the Covenant Hall, Christian Higher Secondary School, Dimapur. Chief minister Neiphiu Rio who graced the meeting as chief guest accompanied with his wife Kaisa Rio. He exhorted the women to uphold the rich heritage that has been bestowed by the forefathers.
He said, “Women are home makers and they can best help every new generation to honour spiritual and human values, to radiate from home to national level”.
In an egalitarian society, he said women have great opportunities and they are already responding well in many fields. He quoted several women who have made it to the top in politics as well as competitive examinations in India, and also mentioned that out of 50 students who topped the HSLC result in recent NBSE declaration, 36 were girls.
Stating a woman’s power and her economic conditions are interdependent, he described the government was constantly opening ways and means towards education of the people. Encouraging the gathering to discover oneself as to what one can do professionally in any field Rio said “You can earn a name and a living that is why the year 2010 was declared year of entrepreneur year”.
Delegates from four regional units - Northern, Southern, Western and Chakhro Women organisation numbering 3000 attended the conference.
According to AWO president, Medovino Dolie, the session marked the end of the tenure and new officers with Salhoutuono Kruse as president elected for 2011-2014.
Yehzabo was amended at the conference and declared that henceforth, AWO would be named as “Angamimiapfü Mechü Krotho”. The Terhi Houdo also displayed several new designs with Angami motif, out of which four sets were approved for ladies and children’s wear.