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Kohima College organises storytelling in Tenyidie

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By EMN Updated: Mar 27, 2022 9:24 pm
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Zapuvisie Lhousa and Vizonyü Liezietsu along with members of ‘Speak Tenyidie Project’ during a storytelling programme in Kohima on March 26.

Dimapur, March 27 (EMN): The Cultural Club of Kohima College, in collaboration with ‘Speak Tenyidie Project,’ organised a storytelling programme at Kohima College on March 26.

An update from the college stated that the story tellers were Zapuvisie Lhousa and Vizonyü Liezietsu, who are writers with multiple publications.

It stated that an octogenarian, Zapuvisie, brought with him traditional Tenyimia wisdom and his concern for the present generation. It stated that Zapuvisie (89), who retired from Naga national service in 1969, is sharp and tireless and not one to sit back and fade into the background of a fast changing world.

A retired government official, Vizonyü, with 13 book publications till date, has had an illustrative career in the department of Agriculture. He is an external expert with the board of post-graduate studies in Tenyidie department under Nagaland University.

Report stated that ‘Speak Tenyidie Project’ is a small initiative started by Zedino Seyie Mepfhuo and Dr. Neikehienuo Mepfhuo to encourage the younger generation to speak the Tenyidie language. It has been functioning on Instagram under the IG handle @speaktenyidieproject explaining the names of the alphabets, animals, birds etc., in Tenyidie. The project is not academic in nature but solely to encourage the younger generation to converse in Tenyidie language.

The event, chaired by Chathavino Sakhrie Chielie, was attended by about 61 people ranging from 6 to over 60 years.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 27, 2022 9:24:45 pm