KYO platinum jubilee concludes with pledge for future
KIGWEMA, JANUARY 17
[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he four-day platinum jubilee meet of the Kigwema Youth Organization (KYO) concluded today with much gaiety at the Kholera Ground, Kigwema on a high note of the jubilee essence of love, sharing, introspection and forgiveness. Hundreds of people from different places whose roots lie in Kigwema gathered to partake in the occasion along with the villagers, wherein, ‘Kigwema Talüpfüko’ (Kigwema women wedded to other villagers) were the special guests.In his address as the guest of honour at the valedictory function, Principal Secretary for Forests & Environment, NN Zhasa said the jubilee holds a lot of meaning and depth which indicate the recommitment of living together in peace and unity while moving forward.
He lauded the KYO on attaining its platinum jubilee year under its motto ‘Ever Onward’ and while commending the members on their achievements, he urged upon them to strive to reach greater heights. He also expressed hope that the celebration and goodwill will continue in the days to come.
Describing the special guests of the programme, the Talüpfüko, as the ambassadors of the village, Zhasa thanked them for accepting the invitation of “your brothers and village” to grace the momentous occasion and further called upon them to be unifying sources in the society.
Special tributes were paid to the pioneers of KYO, the wrestlers and athletes from Kigwema who brought laurels to the village since the inception of the KYO meet in different capacities at the Southern Angami, Angami and State levels.
The main highlights of the day included ‘awo keki’ (tug-of-war), ‘muodi’ race, beating of retreat by team captains of the five sectors of the village and a special performance by Grafitti from Dimapur.
The KYO platinum jubilee meet came to a close with a reiteration of the jubilee theme ‘Pledging for Posterity’, to give all effort to strive to promote God-endowed talents imbibing the time tested values of ancestors, to renew and strengthen social relationships built on Christian principles and human ethics, to build a strong viable society that foster human dignity, equality and rights, to bequeath a sustainable society not threatened by environment issues, and to be a precursor in orienting visions and anchoring hope for a better tomorrow.
Earlier, Rev. Mekhale Yhoshü invoked God’s blessing in the programme while a special geizo (poem) ‘Ara Kigwe’ was performed by Lhevito and friends and a choral ensemble was presented by the CYE of all the four local churches in Kigwema. KYO president, Mezhüvo-o Thorie and jubilee organizing committee secretary, Vilekho Bio also delivered short speeches.