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Nagaland: Dr. Liezietsu seeks collective effort to develop Tenyidie

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 26, 2023 8:53 pm
Dr. Liezietsu seeks collective effort to develop Tenyidie
Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu with the meritorious award winners at Ura Academy Hall in Kohima on Friday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Coinciding with the culmination of Ura Academy (UA) 53rd Tenyidie annual seminar, awards were also given away to meritorious students during a programme held at Ura Academy Hall in Mission Compound, Kohima, on Friday.

Delivering the presidential speech at valedictory programme, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu, has termed language as one of the greatest assets of culture and called for collective efforts to preserve and develop the same.

Viewing that changes are happening in all phases of life, Dr. Liezietsu stated that Tenyidie language remain unchanged and added that unceasing efforts have been made all these years to upkeep and promote the same. While pointing out that many languages have extinct and are endangered, he asserted that Tenyidie should not fall under such category.

“Tenyidie is one the most developed Naga languages as it has been introduced at the university level and had celebrate 25 years last year,” the president said and called upon the scholars to be an agent to promote Tenyidie language.

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The president also elucidated the role of clergy/ church leaders and teachers in the usage and promotion of language and urged them to use Tenyidie language, which would act as catalyst for preservation and promotion of the language.

Pheluopfhelie Kesiezie, treasurer Ura Academy, also spoke on the occasion.

Songs were presented by the students of Northfield School, Hill Brothers, Tenyidie department of Nagaland University and folk song was presented by Thüküvelü Sakhamo and friends and Rev. Savito Nagi, president of Angami Baptist Churches Council (ABCC), said a prayer.

List of Awardees:

• Dr. Neilhouzhü Kire Award for highest marks in Tenyidie subject in HSLC exam was given to Lhukhonino Seyie from Christian Welfare School, Khonoma.

• Rüzhükhrie Sekhose Award for highest marks in Tenyidie in HSSLC exam was given to Nourhengunuo Kire from Khedi Baptist Higher Secondary School.

• Nini Vinguriau Lungalung Award for highest mark in Music subject in HSSLC exam was given to Yimlimongla Pongen from Vineyard School.

• A Kevichüsa Award for UG 2022 Nagaland University Tenyidie subject topper was given to Khrüvolü Chüzho from Kohima College.

During the day, Tenyidie Kephrünuoko Krotho (TKK), a student session was conducted with guest speaker Vipinuo Kehie, head of Tenyidie department at Dimapur Government College. She encouraged the students to take up Tenyidie as a subject. She also exhorted the students on moral life, obedience, respect and honour to parents and elders.

The second session witnessed competitions in debate, poetry writing, story writing and essay writing for high schools and higher secondary schools, while choral competition was held in the third session with Dr. Hovithal Sothu, project director of TaFMA, as the guest speaker.

In the debate competition, Neipedezo and Vihezonuo from Mezhür Higher Secondary School secured the first position followed by Kikruleü from Rüzhükhrie GHSS and Keneisazo from Baptist Higher Secondary School in the second and third position respectively.

In essay writing competition, Lolehol Tase from Mezhür Higher Secondary School secured the first position, while Menuosieü from Thinuovicha Memorial GHSS secured the second position and Homniu Khiam from GHSS Jotsoma and Samlamlungle Thou from Greenwood Higher Secondary School shared the third position.

In story writing competition, Ngutovinuo from Rüzhükhrie GHSS secured the first position, while Chokholü Rhakho from Chandmari Higher Secondary School and Keneivino Chücha from GHSS Jotsoma secured the second and third positions respectively.

In poetry writing competition, Keneivilie Suohumvü from Mezhür Higher Secondary School secured the first position, while Seyievi Ratsa from Stella Higher Secondary School and Sedevinuo Kire from Grace Higher Secondary School secured the second and third position respectively.

In the choral competition, North Field Higher Secondary School won the first position, while Mezhür Higher Secondary School and Baptist Higher Secondary School won the second and third positions respectively.

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By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 26, 2023 8:53:10 pm
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