The Lotha Eloe Hoho (LEH) on Saturday concluded the two-day celebration of its 25th silver jubilee at Tiyi Hall Wokha on the theme “Indigenous women as knowledge keepers”.

Theme speaker Dr. Zubeno Kithan, Assistant Professor, UBS, Pune, Maharashtra, said that much can be achieved when there is inclusion of womenfolk in various decision making platforms.

She expressed that back when our ancestors were in headhunting practices, women worked intensively in taking care of children, farming, weaving and doing all household chores.

She said gender differences, works and decision making shall not be classified and categorized through physical appearances, rather she called for inclusion and equal treatment as a human.

She expressed that the society has changed since the past 10-15 years and the Naga society has also drastically changed, where the man alone is not the breadwinner of the family; women are playing a major role to serve their family.

Expressing that women are not less than men and have taken major decisions and for the greater goodness of their menfolks and their children, she pointed to the importance of inclusion of women in society in various decision making levels by training them and to freely practice their profession and trades which will bring more progress in society.

She also appreciated the men folk for their support to the LEH that celebrates the 25 years of existence, while challenging the women to step forward with the determination and belief that men and women are equal and achieve greater heights.

Later in the programme, new LEH office bearers were appointed and a dedication prayer was led by Emilo Tungoe, Women leader, Wokha Town Baptist Church. Thungbeni Ngullie is inducted as the president of the Lotha Eloe Hoho and Achumlo Kikon as the general secretary.

The LEH had completed its the 25th anniversary in April 2020 but due to the pandemic, the vent had to be postponed.

The LEH deliberated on various issues and passed resolutions emphasizing on the need of educating the Lotha community and focused on the popularization and usage of the Lotha dialect at home and during Lotha community programmes and activities.

The LEH further urged the younger generation to honour and use original traditional attire.

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