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Differences of culture can be appreciated through friendship, says Mmhonlumo

By EMN Updated: Apr 23, 2022 10:45 pm
Mmhonlumo Kikon with his wife and organisers after unveiling the jubilee monolith.

Our Reporter
Dimapur, April 23(EMN): Advisor for IT and Communication, Science and Technology, New and Renewable Energy, Mmhonlumo Kikon, stated that differences and similarities in each other’s culture could only be appreciated through humour, friendship, interaction and engagement with each other, adding that unless people interact with each other there is always a lurking suspicion and fear which must be defeated through friendship.

Kikon stated this during the golden jubilee celebration of the Tangkhul Union Dimapur (TUD) on April 23 held at the premises of Tangkhul Baptist Church in Darogajan, Dimapur. He reminded that all Nagas are part of one family and can never be denied and no force should try to divide on the basis of boundaries that divided them.

In order to safeguard the Naga race and community, he has urged to work harder than the leaders who have gone before.

While reminiscing the difficulties faced by the founding fathers of Tangkhul Union Dimapur, he urged all the members to reflect on the pain and joys of that journey.  “The present scenario gives us many examples of where we are, what we are, how we are dealing with our most challenging, important and difficult issues, because your leadership will be demonstrated by how you address, understand and absorb those issues,” Kikon said.

“We must understand that the Naga issue is for all of us and it surpasses all our differences. And unless we respect each other as brothers truly, we cannot have permanent solution,” he added.

TUD president, Ayo Vashum, while appealing to the gathering to forgive the mistakes and wrongs of one another and work towards peaceful coexistence with all tribal communities, administered the pledge.

Zhevihe Sumi, representative from Western Sumi hoho; Vekhosayi Nyeha, president of Tenyimi Union; Tuisem Kamkara from Tangkhul Naga Long; and Mosa Konyak, president of Konyak Union Dimapur; also delivered short speeches during the programme.

It was learned that the jubilee celebration was scheduled on December 11, 2021, but was postponed in order to show solidarity with the Oting incident.

By EMN Updated: Apr 23, 2022 10:45:01 pm