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WCSU organises cultural programme

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By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2022 9:12 pm
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Dignitaries pose for a photograph after the cultural programme organised by WCSU at Naga United Village on September 24.

Kohima, Sep. 25 (EMN): The Western Chakhesang Students’ Union (WCSU) organised a one-day cultural programme on September 24 at Naga United Village in Chümoukedima district on the theme “Reviving culture and ethnicity.”

An update from the union stated that, Imlibenla Wati Nienu, who graced the occasion as the guest speaker, has emphasised on the power of unity among the Nagas and how “our culture and ethnicity make us who we are.”

“Our culture does not only mean the history of our tradition, folk songs and dances but is also about being honest, just and hardworking,” she said.

She encouraged the youth to preserve and uphold those virtues and protect their culture.

Zasekhoyi Ringa, general secretary of Western Chakhesang Hoho, also exhorted the students. While encouraging the students to learn multiple languages, he insisted that it is far more important to learn and speak one’s mother tongue to have an identity.

Ringa stated that Chakhesangs have unique ethos such as “Münga, Maprü and Künyi,” which are good virtues. He stated that those three words guide the tribe members to be good citizens and maintain peaceful co-existence. He, therefore, encouraged the students to preserve those values.

The programme was chaired by Rükuvoto Keyho, WCSU assembly secretary, while Kuhusheyi Chotso, pastor of NUVBC, said the invocation and the welcome address was delivered by Nuvoto Lohe, WCSU president.

Report stated that folk song on ‘Tati’ was presented by the representatives from Naga United Village and folk tune by CSU Seluophe unit, display of Chakhesang cultural attire by women department of CBC Chümoukedima.

The programme concluded with the vote of thanks delivered by Vekhosü C Nyekha, WCSU social and culture secretary, and benediction by Khrolhi-u Wetsah, youth director of CBC, Diphupar.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 25, 2022 9:12:01 pm