Competition in indigenous games mark Tsungkamnyo festival
DIMAPUR — Performance of cultural activities and competition in indigenous games marked the Tsungkamnyo Mini Hornbill Festival held at Yimkhiung Heritage Village, Mundun, in Shamator district on January 16.
Speaking at the cultural programme, chairman of Nagaland Beekeeping and Honey Mission (NBHM), Obed Quinker, encouraged the people to preserve traditions.
A DIPR report stated that competition in indigenous games such as wochak khüntung, tug-of-war, spear throwing, greased bamboo pole climbing, mouth organ (Khüngbi), cross bow (Sanglüh), top spinning (shung khuachihkhi) and Khüyih (Aliberü) were held among the different villages of Yimkhiung Nagas.
It stated that advisor of Youth Resources and Sports, S Keoshu Yimkhiung, was the special guest of the inaugural programme. It added that the president of Yimkhiung Tribal Council (YTC), Throngso, delivered the welcome address, while speeches were delivered by the deputy commission of Shamator, Y Chingyak, and former MLA R Tohanba.
Significance of Tsungkamnyo was highlighted by K Lakiumong, president of YGBA, while Trung Thulunso presented a special item.
The programme was chaired by Lakiumong, president of YGOA, while a cultural item was presented by Chessore village cultural troupe.
On the occasion, YTC gave away the Yimkhiung outstanding achievement award to T Belenso for being the first Yimkhiung scientist and for being selected as soil scientist under India Science Technology and Innovation, Government of India, and to Athrong Yimkhiung for representing India in body building competition.
Meanwhile, a capacity building on tour guiding and homestay was held at Yimkhiung Heritage Village, Mundun, on Wednesday. The programme was organised by Tourism department, in collaboration with Nagaland Tourism Association.
The resource persons were senior tourist officer, Moatemsu Sangtam, and president of Nagaland Association of Tour Operators (NATO), Kejaroko Pieru. Around 70 people from different villages participated in the training.