Clan in Kohima celebrates Chapru silver jubilee
Kohima, March 27 (EMN): Keneikhrie Peli of Tsütuonuomia clan under Kohima village on Saturday celebrated Chapru silver jubilee with much pomp and gaiety at Chapru in Sepfüzou colony.
On the occasion, special guest MLA Khriehu Liezietsu and guest of honour Helievio Solo, chairman of Kohima village council, formally inaugurated Lhouphi Sorhie Rülei Ki and Keneikhrie Peli Road respectively.
Delivering his speech at the event, Liezietsu lauded Keneikhrie batch for ‘demonstrating commendable works’ by organising various activities such as labouring together in fields or building common fisheries.
“You have demonstrated unity and discipline through your works,” he applauded the group, reminding that, “We need to live in unity and understanding”.
Recalling that there were times when the four khels (clans) of Kohima village celebrated Sekrenyi (festival) separately, Liezietsu lamented that there have been instances of their traditional cultures not being preserved in the past. However with the emergence of information and technology, the legislator asked the gathering to take advantage of the modern facilities in preserving their culture and tradition.
While dwelling on the difference between tradition and religion, Liezietsu shared the importance of Sekrenyi, their biggest festival, and reminded on the need to celebrate the festival.
Helievio Solo, while making a reference to the elders, shared that Kohima village has seven ponds, seven gates and seven khels and said such are the reasons why the village ‘prospers’.
However, he noted that there have been times when the inhabitants could not fully understand each other despite being a big village. As such, he stressed on the need to stand together as one.
About 15 years ago, Solo said they adopted the eighth day of the Sekrenyi as their day and that coming together on such momentous occasion shows a sign of unity.
Meanwhile, he also complimented the peer group for the commendable work by constructing Keneikhrie Peli Road.