Nagaland: St. John College observes International Day of Indigenous People
Dimapur, Aug. 9 (EMN): St. Joseph’s College observed the International Day of the Indigenous People on August 9. The event saw a widespread array of vibrant colours, patterns, stylistic techniques, designs and artworks among others in full swing as students presented themselves in traditional attire and modern fusion on the special occasion.
An update from the college stated that ‘Unity in diversity’ was truly reflected amongst the college students as they showcase their tradition, culture and heritage hailing from not only different tribes and parts of Nagaland but also other states.
In order to add excitement, special prizes were awarded for the best dressed students (male and female).
A brief award programme was conducted in which Kalika D Swu of BA 5th semester shed light on the significance of the day, while Wungstukiu of BA 1st semester carried forward the event with his elegant words, reflecting on the experiences of the English Department who recently conducted a field trip focusing on local indigenous languages. The winners were finally announced by Toshienla of B.Sc 5th semester.
Winning female students were Swagata Deb of B.Sc 1st semester, Akatoli Assumi of BA 1st semester, while Hutoka and Daniel, both of BA 1st semester won the prizes for the best dressed male students. The event concluded by words of wisdom from the administrative head of the college Peter J Banks. Banks greeted the students in Scottish Gaelic before encouraging the students to remember their roots and to make effort to preserve their indigenous languages.