CHANDEL, October 6: The celebration of the 9th Conference cum Annual Assembly of the Naga Women’s Union was held here at Chandel Christian Village Sports Complex under the theme of “Naga Politics and changing role of Women with Anal Sinnu Ruwl as the host of the celebration.
The NWU’s triennial Conference cum annual Assembly was inaugurated in a function held on the evening of Oct 4 at the conference hall.
Apart from guest and invitees, 330 women delegates representing 13 Nagas Tribes from four hill districts of Chandel, Senapati, Tamenglong and Ukhrul are taking part in the conference.
The function on October 5 also commemorated the Foundation Day of the Union.
Naga People’s Movement for Human Rights activist Ningreichon Tungshang speech on the topic of “Naga Women: Defending Rights, Land and People”. Unfurling of the NWU’s flag by First president of the Naga Women Union Chandel Th Jeksha Monsang, Choreography performed by the Monsang Sanuw Ruh and Folk songs presented by Anal Sinnu Ruwl and Maram Women’s Union enthralled the audience gathered in the first session that began from 8:00 am of the day.
President of the Naga Women’s Union Aram Pamei in her address to the gathering stated that such event provided Naga Women opportunity to share their experiences, learn from one another and hold progressive debate to bring positive changes in the society. Saying that the theme of the conference is “Naga Politics and Changing Role of Women”, the Naga Women shall all look forward to ideas and discourses around the topic said Aram Pamei. She also said ‘In this Conference, we will have important deliberations on the changing role of women from domestics chores of daily life to the wider domain of Naga politics’.
In addition to the address of the NWU’s President Aram pamei in the afternoon session, United Naga Council President L Adani’s address to the Naga Women, Solidarity message from Indigenous Women’s Forum of North-East India, (IWFNEI), Naga Students’ Federation, (NSF), All Naga Students’ Association Manipur, (ANSAM), NPMHR and Naga Socialist Women’s Organization Nagalim (NSWON), Traditional displays and Folk Songs performed by various Women Tribe Unions highlighted the day as an important event of the noon session attended by various distinguished guest and invitees including a high profile team of UNC Officials, NSF, ANSAM, CNPO, NWUC and district level officers.
The General Assembly session of the Naga Women’s Union to elect new Officers of the Union was held in today’s event. The Conference cum General Assembly will be closed with a valedictory function to be held tonight during which NWU’s flag will be lowered to mark the function closed.