Dance competitions mark Moatsü festival
Ungma, May 1 (EMN): Young Naga Club (YNC) had organised 43rd Moatsü festival celebration cum folk dance competition at Babutzubo Amphitheatre, Ungma village, with the Parliamentary Secretary of IPR Imtikumzuk as the chief guest.
The audience numbering around 1000 at the amphitheatre was enthralled by the presentation of the ten participating clubs who competed for this year’s folk dance competition with their mesmerising enchanting sound and dance steps.
Speaking at the programme, the parliamentary secretary expressed gratitude to the Young Naga Club (YNC) for organising the Moatsu celebration cum folk dance competition.
He appreciated YNC pioneers for the vision to preserve the rich tradition and cultural heritage of the Ao Nagas. He also maintained that YNC is not only a cultural club also a sports club, which had participated in many sporting events and brought laurel to the village.
Asserting that there is vast exchange of global culture due to globalisation, Imtikumzuk advocated preserving traditional values and culture which identify them. In this regard, he called upon the Ungma villagers to transform the village cultural heritage into industry. The parliamentary secretary also encouraged the students to incarnate the forefather rich costume and tradition with modern education.
Imtikumzuk also vocally said there is no alternative party in the Nagaland except the NPF party led by chief minister Dr. Shurhozelie Liezietsu and DAN chairman TR Zeliang. He therefore urged the people to support the regional party.
Earlier, short speeches were tendered by president YNC and Imtitongba Tatar. Special presentations were also presented by YNC former office bearers and SST.