Inter-state cultural exchange programme held at Naukhuti
Dimapur, March 30 (EMN): An inter-state cultural exchange programme of the people living at disturbed area belt (DAB) Sector A and B was held at Naukhuti School playground on March 29.
The cultural exchange programme was organised by the district administration, in collaboration with 155 battalions of CRPF stationed along Assam and Nagaland border (Sect A and B), a DIPR report stated. It began with the release of helium balloons in white and blue colours displaying the spirit of peace and friendship.
Speaking on the occasion, the deputy commissioner of Niuand, Ajit Kumar Verma, has encouraged the gathering for developing peace, mutual coexistence, and cooperation to work towards the betterment of the people living in the area. Noting that different states may have different administrative setups and different opinions, Ajit has stressed on the importance of exchanging distinct cultures, ideas, and values for peaceful coexistence.
Speeches were also delivered by DIGP CRPF, SDO (C) Sarupathar, president of Aghunaqa Kukami Hoho, and convenor of Border Peace Committee. Imlijungla Lemtur, EAC, and her counterpart from Assam felicitated the dignitaries.
A cultural exchange competition comprising thirteen groups displayed traditional fire-making demonstrations, cultural Naga dance, Bihu, Jhumur showcasing the various cultures of the people living in the area. The Naga cultural troupe was from Pihekhu village, while the Bihu dance troupe was from the Sarupathar.
Hosts of dignitaries from both the states and the public attended the cultural exchange programme.