Durian Association 25th Anniversary
Morn Express News
Dimapur | December 29
The anniversary is not only about looking back, but it is also about resolving to move forward, said Reverend Wati Iyer, chairman of the Naga Reconciliation Forum.
As a keynote speaker at the Dorian Society’s Silver Jubilee on December 29, Dr. Iyer said: The past evolves into the present, imagining the future from the present… What are you going to do? ”
However, because the Nagas are often prone, the imagined future must be more realistic than idealistic, he said, adding that “imagining is not just about imagining, it involves substance.” .
Similar to the ancient Greek Dorians from whom the Society borrowed its name, Dr. Iyer said, the Dorians were not only an ethnic group, but an advanced people led by individuals within a community determined to make a difference. said it is. He added: There was a hand that was guiding you, was guiding you. Your 25-year history proves that God guided you and is still guiding you. ”
Emphasizing the word “intentional”, he said that a society formed spontaneously is stronger. According to him, this fundamental characteristic of society is what makes it dynamic and evolving. “This is very Christian in the sense that it is a self-directed effort toward an end goal. said.
The individuals who founded the society are old today, but he said they had capital as young people and were examples of the good that Naga young people could do. I’m glad I started without asking.You donated yourself, such a good example,” he said.
He noted that the Dorian Society, which began as an exclusive organization at first, has evolved into something more inclusive, adding that this is relevant in today’s pluralist world.
While stating that today’s young people are more informed and have vibrant ideas, he said it was wrong for elders to undermine young minds. “I pray that God bless you for the next 25 years and make a difference and make a difference in our Naga society, a society that will be transformed for a small act of imagination coming from a society like Dorian. increase.”
The Founder and President of the Dorians Society, K Wapong Longkumer, recalled the formation of the Society, which began as a club in March 1997 with the motto “Ohne Hast, ohne rast”.
Sport was the initial focus, but the founding members envisioned it as a club with diversity, he said. As individuals, we didn’t have great skills. But we believed that as a team we could achieve something,” he said.
As a club, and later as a registered association, he said he achieved considerable prestige in the football world by performing well in sports, especially football. While introducing it, I advanced to social work. According to Longkumer, he was one of the first companies to not only initiate a street lighting project, but also to introduce door-to-door collection of household waste.
“We’ve had our ups and downs. I’m proud that we survived today,” he said. “It’s always nice to have a sense of accomplishment, but you can’t just rest on your laurels,” he said, noting that 25 years is a long time in a person’s life, but in an organizational or social context, it’s a tiny fraction. .Beginning.
As part of commemorating the Silver Jubilee, the association has announced that it has decided to allow membership regardless of gender. He started the Dorian Sports Club, which has long been cherished in society.