1st FCE programme held for Sumi-Chakhesang villages

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/22/2020 10:05:56 AM IST

With an aim of strengthening ties of brotherhood among Sumi-Chakhesang community, three villages, Dzulhami, Kilomi and Khughutomi, organized “1st fraternity cultural exchange” (FCE) programme at Dzulhami village, local ground under Phek district on January 21. 

A press release from the organisers stated that, president, Sumi Hoho, Hekhushe Shikhu, as a special invitee, stated that Sumi and Chakhesang Hohos were doing its best to maintain tranquillity among the community. He called for cordial relationship among the two communities and not to break the relationship of brotherhood because of individual interest or small issues. He also stated that culture was one’s identity and should be preserved, adding that one should never forget forefather’s cultural activities and pass it to future generation. 

He lauded the organizers for such programmes among the two communities and considered it as very advantageous for upcoming generation. 

President, Chakhesang Public Organization, Mikha Kenye, in his greeting stated that celebration of fraternity cultural exchange marked the brotherhood of Sumi and Chakhesang and was also a significant landmark. Sumi and Chakhesang brothers share many similarities in its traits, whereby he encouraged for promoting true brotherhood spirit. 

While calling upon them to maintain the spirit of brotherhood by resolving any issue that remain unsolved, he also asked them to spread message of fraternity with members of other communities and to contribute towards building unity and harmony amongst the Nagas. 

Short speeches and exhortation were also delivered by ex-minister, Zachilhu Vadeo, VCC, Kilomi, N Phuhoi Swu and GB, Khughutomi, Kihovi Swu. The next FCE would be held at Kilomi-Khughutomi village, during Ahuna festival in 2023. It was also declared to celebrate it after every three years during “Sekrenyi” and “Ahuna” festivals, to ensure connection, achieve peace, love and to keep the spirit of brotherhood alive. 

Programme was chaired by Razukhru Vasa, DPO, DRDA, Phek; invocation by Rev. Riwhusuh Ringa, pastor, UBC, BSF camp, Kohima; welcome speech by Mudonyi Shijo, VCC, Dzulhami; vote of thanks by Zalhuzu Vasa and benediction by Thupuruso, pastor, Dzulhami Baptist Church. Vevozolu Ringa and Atoho Kiho compered the programme.

Thousands of people from three villages of Sumi and Chakhesang, and also from neighbouring villages attended the programme, where both Chakhesang and Sumi Hoho team attended the programme as special invitees.  

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