AKTM conference gets underway in Sungratsu village
Sungratsu, Jan. 10: The 41st triennial general conference of the Asetkong Kaketshir Telongjem Mungdang (AKTM) got underway on high note in Sungratsu village on January 10.
The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Maongwati Aier, Secretary of PHED, and Dr. Imtiwapang Aier as the chief host.
The general conference held on the theme ‘The past in our present’ is being attended by more than 400 delegates from the different villages under Asetkong range and other AKTM units.
Speaking at the programme, Dr. Maongwati Aier stressed that without speaking of the past, we cannot speak or have vision for tomorrow. He expressed concerned on the loss of valued cultural and tradition of the forefathers. While pointing out that Naga society is in shamble, the bureaucrat pointed out that Naga society need a prophet like Nehemiah to rebuild our society for a better future.
In this regard, Aier said the task of rebuilding the fallen walls of the Naga society cannot be the work of an individual, but a collective effort. He, therefore, called for unity among the people to have the spirit of sacrifice and truthfulness.
He also categorically urged the students to have good moral value while seeking education. He said ones education would be useless to the society if one does not have moral values in their lives.
Principal of City Law College Dimapur, P Leonard Aier, as the main speaker, spoke on the conference theme.
Sungratsu Students’ Union presented a curtain raiser, while the chairman of Sungratsu Village Council, M Teka Longchar, delivered the welcome address. Short speeches were delivered by the presidents of the Ongpangkong Students’ Conference, Jangpetkong Students’ Conference and Tsurangkong Students’ Conference. The Kubulong Kaketshir Telongjem presented a special song.
Meritorious Awards were also given to successful students, who achieved excellence in the academic fields.
On January 12, Parliamentary Secretary of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services, S Chuba Longkumer, will be the chief guest of the main programme at 9 AM. The 41st general conference of AKTM will conclude on January 12.