Dimasa Kacharis celebrate ‘Bishu’ with fervor in Dhansiripar
DIMAPUR, JANUARY 27
THE vibrant culture of the Dimasa Kachari community today came to live as young boys and girls in traditional attires danced in unison to celebrate the post harvest festival ‘Bishu’ in Dhansiripar Government High School ground.Considered as one of the largest gathering of the Dimasa Kachari community in recent time, celebration of ‘Bishu’ was jointly organized by the Dimasa Public Organisation and Dimasa Women Welfare Society. The festival drew the community members in large numbers from different parts of Dimapur. Addressing the celebration, chief guest and Parliamentary Secretary for Higher Education, Deo Nukhu, encouraged the Dimasa Kachari community to promote cultural and traditional values of their forefathers as well as endeavour toward economic prosperity and pursue quality education for all round development.
Deo Nukhu expressed his personal view that the community deserves better facilities in a manner as accorded to other backward tribes. Also taking serious note on the dismal condition of the only and one of the oldest Government High Schools in Dimapur district, Deo Nukhu assured the community to apprise the competent authority to upgrade the school and grant HSLC examination centre in Dhansiripar. He advised the gathering to set priority on education of children and youth which is the ‘key’ to development, he said.
Stating that Dhansiripar block is endowed with nature’s bounty, Deo Nukhu said the area can be transformed as the largest producer of vegetables and other agricultural products. He has particularly encouraged the people to adopt agri-horti activities to uplift their economic condition.
Also speaking on the occasion, guest of honour and former MLA, Azheto Zhimomi,emphasized the need for unity to build a strong community. He suggested that the Kachari community including the Mech Kachari and Dimasa Kachari could collectively celebrate ‘Bishu’ on a grand scale now that it has been accorded a government recognized festival of the Kacharis. Zhimomi further asked the community to work in unity for promotion of culture and tradition and to maintain their identity.
Traditional blessings for the youth by village chiefs and invoking ‘Bishu’ blessings also marked the celebration.