Soa Chang College celebrates culture day
Dimapur, Nov. 24 (EMN): Sao Chang College in Tuensang town celebrated its 45th annual cultural day on November 22 in the college campus on the theme ‘Re-presentation of culture’ with Mohammed Ali Shihab, deputy commissioner, Tuensang, as the special guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Shihab has appreciated the college for organising such cultural programme in the college. He has termed Tuensang as a “district of culture” with four major tribes inhabiting the district where every community has a rich and unique cultures.
He reminded that the forefathers had lived their life with discipline and uncompromising warrior life upholding the culture of honesty, hard work, sincerity and truthfulness, an update from media cell of the college stated.
He however, lamented that many young people in this modern era are forgetting their own cultures.
He also stated that simply wearing one’s traditional shawl is not sufficient from the cultural point of view and advised the students to have proper knowledge of their own culture. He cited an example of a log drum and its significance as told by some elders of the district, which signifies unity, peace, strength etc. He added that the sound of a log drum is the same at all times and is a great symbol of unity.
He stressed on need to be equipped in all areas including the agricultural practices because education is not only confined in the college but also to develop the students in all areas of life. He also exhorted the students to have determination to promote and preserve the cultural values and have aim in life to become successful individuals in the society by keeping in mind the four important Ds’ of Desire, Direction, Dedication and Discipline.
He further expressed his appreciation to the college for adopting the culture of wearing the traditional items and dresses on every Wednesdays in the college.
During the programme, traditional folk dances were performed by students from different communities displaying their unique culture and values attached to it. Apart from the folk dances, traditional attire show, cock fight competition and various other items were showcased.