Model Christian College observes cultural day
Dimapur, Sep. 8 (EMN): Model Christian College (MCC) organised its 12th cultural-cum-literary day on September 6 and 7 at the college auditorium on the theme ‘Promote and enrich culture.’ The event also witnessed ‘Miss Nagaland’ campus audition organised by Beauty and Aesthetic Society of Nagaland (BASN) on the second day.
Dr. Kekhriesenuo Christina, Assistant Professor and HOD, department of Sociology, was the speaker of the event, while Swelul Pucho, chairman of TTC (AG), graced the occasion as the special guest.
Defining culture, Dr. Kekhriesenuo said, “Culture is us, who we are, and what we are” and added that it is people who represent culture. Cautioning that Nagas’ culture is threatened by several forces such as westernisation, she said there is a need to protect and preserve culture. “Culture is our identity, if we lose it, we lose ourselves,” she warned.
She also encouraged the students to work towards reviving the good old traditions. She further encouraged the students to go back to the roots through documentation of culture, preservation of cultural relics and heritage.
Also speaking on the occasion, Swelul Pucho commented that “The brave do not abandon their culture.” Pucho encouraged the students to be the torch bearers of true Naga culture.
Presentation of fusion songs, play on a Naga folktale, folk dance and attire show marked the second session.
The literary day was celebrated on the second day. Speaking on the occasion, the college vice principal, Dr. Nungshikokla Jamir, encouraged the students to dare and dream for education that would manifest humanity. She further encouraged the students to have a positive attitude towards life.
Various competitions were held among the four groups namely Rennaissance, Blazers, Shield, and Guardians. The competitions included group song, quiz, photography, extempore speech, talent show, debate etc. Renaissance emerged as the group champion.
BASN also conducted the campus audition to six women for the ensuing ‘Miss Nagaland’ beauty pageant.