State governor K. Sankaranarayanan on Thursday said purification should move beyond the individual and affect the society at large while stating that Sekrenyi was a significant festival for sanctifying oneself.
Speaking at Sekrenyi celebration at Tuophema village, the governor emphasised on the need for each person to introspect and make all efforts to become purer and godly. He expressed hope that Sekrenyi festival would do that, as it was a time to cleanse ones physical and metaphysical aspects of the body.
The governor further stressed on the need to remember and observe festivals in the most befitting manner so that people remained connected to their roots.
He also lauded the Tuophema villagers for the grand Sekrenyi celebration, and for keeping the heritage of their forefathers alive. “You are ensuring education to your younger generation about the nuances and delightful intricacies of the colourful festival”, he said.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio along with several cabinet ministers, parliamentary secretaries and MLAs were present at the festival. The festival was marked by folk songs, dances and feast. The festival will continue till February 27.