Ndunglwa and Lekie called to strengthen friendship
DIMAPUR — Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Deputy Chief Minister in charge of Planning and Transformation and National Highway, Azeu Namcyn Hau, has called for ‘unity, peace and friendship between Ndunglwa and Lekie village’ and advocated to set aside a day to celebrate friendship between the two village every year.
Hau stated this during the 4th edition sports meet of Lekie Mtei Youth Organsiation (LMYO), which kicked off on Thursday at Lekie village local ground. Speaking on the occasion, Hau called for ‘unity, peace and friendship between Ndunglwa and Lekie village’ and advocated to set aside to celebrate friendship between the two villages every year.
“By developing such ties built on trust, we can contribute to positive changes that are urgently needed today to achieve peace and stability and generate passion to create a better Society where we are united for the greater good,” he said.
Also speaking on the theme of the sports meet “Coming together through Sports,” Hau stated that ‘Sports build relationships, giving one the opportunity to know others, bond over their experiences and compete in a healthy way against each other.
‘By participating in sports, we are able to strengthen existing friendships and create new ones,’ he opined.
While reminding that, apart from exchange of gifts and holding feasts, the best athletes from both Ndunglwa and Lekie villages use to participate in the Kering Ga Buidok hosted by well to do individuals which was a community sport engaged in capturing a live Mithun during olden days, Hau stated that both villages willingly accepted each other as contestants whenever such event took place in any of the two villages.
“So also, today, the present generation of both the villages must recognise the age-old friendship and come together to celebrate a Friendship Day of the two Villages every year,” he added.
The sports meet would comprise competitions in football, volleyball and badminton and altogether 51 teams, both men and women, are competing in the 3-day event.
Earlier, the inaugural programme commenced with flag hoisting ceremony by the special guest.
The chairman of Lekie Church Guest House, Alui, invoked God’s blessings, while the welcome address was delivered by Kirangbe, president of LMYO. Folk dance was presented by Heleilungbe and Company, while the oath taking was administered by Iteibabe.