Advisor lauds Chang and Sumi tribes for signing peace treaty
DIMAPUR — Advisor of Tribal Affairs and Election, H Tovihoto Ayemi, has lauded the Chang and Sumi communities for signing the historic ‘Lamshok’ (peace treaty) and urged both the tribes to put the peace treaty into action and not just in words.
Ayemi stated this on the second day of Poanglüm Mini Hornbill Festival held the Parade Ground in Tuensang town on Friday. Speaking at the programme, he expressed happiness to see the Chang and Sumi communities coming together in signing the historical peace treaty and exhorted the gathering to put the peace treaty into action and not just in words. He called upon the two tribes to work together in unity for the progress of society.
Describing Tuensang as one of the oldest headquarters in the state, he called upon the Chang community to protect and promote brotherhood for other tribes to follow. He added that Tuensang district has a potential to be a tourist hotspot due of its history and natural beauty.
On the occasion, he also called upon the gathering to promote local products, especially millet, where Tuensang has a high productivity.
Other highlights of the function included presentation of Chisok Lamshok by K Khel of Tuensang village, Jongli Chia by Nakshou village and folk fusion by Sumi tribe.
Short speeches were delivered by presidents of CKS and Sumi Hoho.
The most significant event of the celebration was reaffirmation of peace between Chang Khulei Setshang and Sumi Hoho.
MLA and chairman of Tuensang DPDB, Imtichuba Chang, was the host of the function.
The programme was marked with competitions in tug-of-war, traditional rice pounding, fire-making and stilt bamboo race.