Naga Women Union has hailed newly-elected MLA in Manipur, SS Olish as the second elected MLA from among the Naga women in the Northeast state.
Naga Women Union (NWU) president Asha Wungnam said that after Hangmila Shaiza, who was elected in 1990, SS Olish has become the second Naga women to be elected as MLA in the Manipur Legislative Assembly.
It has been after 32 years that a Naga woman was elected as an MLA in Manipur, said the NWU president while felicitating SS Olish at a function in Imphal on April 19.
SS Olish was elected from Chandel assembly constituency in the recently-held Manipur assembly election.
Asha Wungnam then expressed her happiness that a Naga woman was elected as an MLA again. She also said that every they are happy that a Naga woman is now in the highest decision-making platform in the state.
Wungnam then said that NWU is an apex organization of Naga women in Manipur state which “is mobilizing and giving awareness to achieve our goal”. “That is, enabling Naga women to be conscious and assertive with regard to our rights for equal participation at all levels,” she added.
Speaking on the occasion, SS Olish thanked the NWU for the organizing the programme. She encouraged the society to see that more and more women participate in decision making. Before she joined electoral politics, SS Olish was involved in student union activities and eventually became a women leader.
Olish also said that she will try her best to promote women in the state irrespective of hills and the valley.
Federating units of Naga Women Union participated in the programme in their respective traditional attires.