FROM FRYING PAN TO BATTLE GROUND
For a long past, there were few women who would venture into the electoral battle-ground. It is customary that the women folk, do not take part in frontal political activities or become members of any traditional administrative dorbar, as it is the prerogative of the male folks. However in the not so distant past, the Khasi Hills has the distinction of having prominent womenfolk, who were in the fore of political activities. Kong Mavis Dun Lyngdoh of Mawkahar Shillong became the ever first women cabinet minister in the Bordoloi Ministry of undivided Assam. So also it is on record that Kong Bonily Khongmen was the first women from Shillong, who was among the women representatives in Parliament in the Lok Sabha. These were the women pioneers, who from the frying pans in the kitchen ventured into the electoral battle grounds.