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A living language should keep developing, says Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 27, 2022 11:19 pm
 Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu
Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu

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Kohima, May 27 (EMN): The President of Ura Academy, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu on Friday said that a living language should keep developing, adding that Tenyidie is one of such language, while urging the fraternity of Ura Academy to strategise on how Tenyidie speakers could expand.

He was addressing the valedictory function of 52nd seminar of Ura Academy (premier institution of Tenyidie language) at Ura Academy Hall in Kohima on May 27.

Dr.  Lieizietsu said that Tenyidie literature board has now achieved a milestone of 83 years and after rechristening it to Ura Academy, it had completed 51 years, while it has been 25 years since the introduction of Tenyidie into Nagaland University.

He stated that over 220 students have completed MA Tenyidie and 5 scholars have completed their PhD degree till date, while expressing confidence that annually, it would produce doctorates in Tenyidie.

While the Ura Academy is slated to complete 100 years of existence in 2039, the president expresses optimism that there will be 100 people that complete PhD in Tenyidie. He therefore, urged the students and younger generation to strive towards achieving the aspiration of the Academy by encouraging one another with hard work and dedication.

The president also implored the Tenyimia leaders to deliberate on how the Tenyimia should be, in order to strengthen the bond of brotherhood.

On the occasion, Southern Angami Cultural Society presented a folk song, while the programme was chaired by Professor D Kuolie, Secretary General of Ura Academy.

Earlier, Tenyidie Kephrϋnuoko Krotho (Tenyidie students’ conference) programme was also held, which was addressed by Vizonyϋ Liezietsu, retired Agriculture director and member, Board of Post-Graduate Studies, Nagaland University (NU), Tenyidie department.

He dwelled on how to promote Tenyidie in schools, and other literatures while expressing concern over diminishing speakers in the age of modernism, while he told the students to keep up the good virtues of the ancestors.

Further he also highlighted concerns on climate change and stressed on the need to improvise and intensify farming in order to tackle the challenges for sustainable living.

There was an array of music by various artists – Ato Nienu, Rokovi Khawakhrie, Vetholu Rhakho, Dieze Sothu, Kezhabou Angami, Khrieyie Belho and Vimeno Chucha, while a drama was also presented by Nagaland University MA 2nd Semester Tenyidie department.

Meanwhile, in Short Story writing, Neiphresienuo Kheletsu from Baptist High won the first prize, while Kevineiu Kerhuo of Northfield secured the second and Khrievinuo Nyusou from Mezhür Higher Secondary School bagged the third prize.

In Poetry writing, Künükhwulü Veswuh from GHSS Seikhazou secured the first place, while Mhasilhoubei from Ruzhükhrie HSS, and Vituotsonuo Ketho from Don Bosco HSS bagged the second and third prizes respectively.

Moreover, Nourhengunuo Kire from Khedi Baptist Higher Secondary School won the first place in Extempore Speech, while Medongunuo Theünuo from Grace Higher Secondary School took the second place and Kepebeinyü Alvin Rame of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School won third position.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 27, 2022 11:19:15 pm
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