High time to revive folk songs and dances — V Nyekha
Dimapur, Oct. 11 (EMN): Special Judge, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (Pocso) Court Dimapur, V Nyekha on Monday stated that Nagas had forgotten their folk songs and dances, and it was high time to revive the culture as it also represents the identity of Nagas.
He was speaking at a cultural programme organised by North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), on the theme ‘Bridging classical and folk dance of Nagaland’ in collaboration with Vivekananda Welfare Foundation (VWF) at CHSS auditorium on Monday.
He further encouraged the organisers to organise similar programmes in each district so that the message would reach to the youths.
Nyekha also appealed to NEZCC to expand their activities throughout Nagaland, stating that it was the right time to go back to their roots and bring out the Naga culture so that they can showcase their beautiful culture to the world.
At the event, District Public Relations Officer (DPRO) Dimapur, Lolano Patton said that bridging classical and folk dance of Nagaland was a ‘wonderful experience’ and even though classical dance and folk dance are different in origin, yet both reflects the rich heritage and cultural diversity of India.
Patton also appreciated the NEZCC for organising such as it unites people despite being from different regions with different cultures.
Also speaking on the occasion as guest of honour, President of NGO’s Forum, Dr. Hesheto Y Chishi said that culture reflects the identity of an individual and one must safeguard their culture.
Chishi advised the gathering to not only showcase their cultural dance but value it so that everyone will be deeply rooted in their culture and identity.
Chishi also acknowledged VWF for their contribution towards the society and opined that VWF was one of the’ best NGO’s in Nagaland’.