WTH objects to use of Naga symbols in pandals
Dimapur, Oct. 5 (EMN): Western Tenyimi Hoho (WTH) has strongly objected to the use of Naga traditional symbols/ motifs in Durga Puja pandals without permission or consent, which has deeply hurt the sentiments of the Tenyimi people in particular and the Nagas in general.
“Our traditional symbols/ motif have its own cultural significance to which Nagas holds dear and random use of it cannot be tolerated. Naga society is intrinsically linked to our age old practices and cultures,” stated WTH president, Vekhosayi Nyekha, in a letter to the president of Hindu Seva Samiti.
He stated that as a social organisation, it is their obligation to protect the rich culture, traditions and religion from being misused, diluted or abused. While stating that WTH always believed in respect and peaceful co-existence with every community and would continue to do so, he expected that they (HSS) would respect its traditions as a highly respected body.
WTH has vehemently condemned and objected to the use of its traditional symbols/ motifs saying it is a sacrilege to the traditions and religion.
WTH further appealed to HSS to take necessary actions to maintain peace and tranquility in the society.