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Tsokum festival celebrated at Noklak
KOHIMA, October 16:
Published on 17 Oct. 2008 12:45 AM IST
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The most important festival of Khiamniungam tribe - Tsokum was celebrated on October 18 at public ground, Noklak town. P. Longon, minister for soil and water conservation and land resources development graced the occasion as chief guest and Mhasizokho Zinyiü, president Angami Public Organization (APO) as guest of honour. Minister for Forest and Excise Mr. MC Konyak , S. Heno , parliamentary secretary , fisheries and printing and stationeries , relief and rehabilitation , tribal leaders, ENPO, ENSF also attended the festival. Representatives from 126 Khiamniungam villages under Myanmar (Burma) and 32 villages under India in togetherness celebrated the festival. According to a press release issued by M. Puthothai, former general secretary, KTC and M. Thangou, former vice president KTC the festival was the largest function ever held at sub-division Noklak where more than ten thousand people gathered on that day, presenting cultural dances, displaying of village feuds, war dances songs of merry making and modern songs. Meanwhile the Khiamniungam Tribal Council (KTC) has expressed gratitude to all Khiamniungam public, from Burma and India, government servants led by ADC, invitee of different tribes, NGO's, church leaders, departmental officials , guest of honour ,chief guest for the successful celebration of Tsokum festival.

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