Nienu calls to revive true Naga culture
KOHIMA — Leader of NPF Legislature Party, Kuzholuzo Nienu, stated that culture is not only about traditional dresses, songs and dances but ‘it is also about our habits, our way of living and dealing with things that surround us every day.’
Speaking at the 33rd Mütsalemi cultural day programme on Tuesday in Mütsale village under Phek district on the theme “Culture is your identity,” Nienu stated that the true culture of Nagas is God fearing, honesty and hardworking. He, however, lamented that those virtues have already been lost long back and Nagas have become hypocrites as testified in the recently concluded state elections.
“We must realise our mistakes, regret and repent for the same and take corrective measures or else Nagas will be doomed,” Nienu said adding that Nagas have many things to learn from Mizo brothers and sisters.
He pointed out that a time has come for the Nagas to retrospect and introspect “our lives as to how we live and take corrective measures.” He added that Nagas also need to live a true Christian life, and put God first in everything they do and fight for their rights, which must be passed on to the next generation.
“As of today, we have become liars, cheaters, betrayers including me,” Nienu said adding that 90% of the Nagas are money mongers, who only look for materialistic development alone and not work for the welfare of their people.
On the occasion, Zhopra Vero, Kedallo of NNC/FGN, also spoke during the programme.
Künekhoyi Chizo and Civozo Vero chaired the first and second sessions respectively, while a vote of thanks was proposed by Vevokhuyi Lohe.