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Ura Academy Tenyidie annual seminar begins

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 24, 2023 8:45 pm
Timikha Koza
Timikha Koza speaking at the introductory session of the Ura Academy (UA) 53rd Tenyidie annual seminar at Ura Academy Hall in Kohima on Wednesday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA: The 53rd Tenyidie annual seminar of the Ura Academy began today at Ura Academy Hall, Mission Compound, Kohima, on the theme “Mother tongue; The power of our thought.’

Speaking at the introductory session, the guest of honour and president of Tenyimi People’s Organisation (TPO), Timikha Koza, said language have the power to unite and divide and he stressed on the need to give importance to one’s mother language for posterity.

He also challenged the Tenyimia community to work out a strategy on priority and introduce the language to the Tenyimia community even in Manipur state.

Koza urged the Angami, Chakhesang, Pochury, Rengma and Zeliang communities to give importance in speaking Tenyidie so as to let it be included in the Eight Schedule language in India in the forthcoming general census.

Expressing concern over the deminishing culture of honesty and truthfulness in the society, TPO president called upon the Tenyimia community to revive and upkeep the age old tradition of integrity. He also stressed on the need to imbibe the spirit of ‘forgiveness’ among the people and mediate to resolved issues among the Tenyimia community and society at large.

Meanwhile, Deo Nukhu, Ura Academy member board of directors, suggested opening up of more Tenyidie Learning Centre (TLC) in various places to facilitate learning and also provide opportunity for employment. He also suggested organising seminar on Tenyidie in various areas to expand Tenyidie speaking and not only confine in Kohima.

He also stressed on the need to upkeep the age-old artistic handloom and handicraft skills.

A choral piece was presented by Union Baptist Church (UBC) Kohima, while a song was presented by Ato Nienu and a folk song was presented by Lidi Kro-u of Kohima village.

A book titled ‘Kedakelie Kelhou A Vie’ written by Neizütso Mekrisuh was also released by Timikha Koza.

On May 25, there will be orientation programmes, wherein keynote address would be delivered by Kikruneinuo Liezietsu, joint secretary of Ura Academy. The resource persons are Prof. Buno Liegise, head of Education department at Nagaland University, Kohima campus; Dr. Khotole Khieya, associate professor of Education at Nagaland University Kohima campus; Dr. Metseilhouthie Mor, assistant professor at Pfütsero Govt College, and Vizonyü Liezietsu.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: May 24, 2023 8:45:38 pm
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