Department of Tourism and Nagaland Tourism Association to commemorate ‘World Tourism Day’ on September 27, conducted extempore speech competition for college students, handicrafts competition and social work at Naga Heritage village Kisama on Saturday. Commissioner and secretary, Tourism, Khekiye Sema launched the programmes.
Khekiye Sema encouraged them not to be afraid to make mistakes while participating, but give their best effort as it was the right way to grow, to “groom yourself to be somebody in the society.”
He also said that present generation should learn from ancestors of their culture and laws and emulate them. He also said that the present generation had violated the intricate relationship between nature and ancestors, which had impacted global warming. 11 students from various schools in Kohima participated in the extempore competition, out of which Rüvuotuonuo Ruth from Kohima College Kohima emerged as the winner; Shuni Aguiline Saprüna from Christ King Higher Secondary School was the first runner up and Chovu Pfozhe from Kohima Science College was the second runner up. The other participating schools included Government Polytechnic Kohima, Baptist College Kohima, Alder College Kohima, Oriental College, Model Higher Secondary School, Oriental College, Sazolie College, Chandmari Higher Secondary School, and G. Rio Higher Secondary School. In the panel were K.T. Thomas, deputy director, Tourism, Vipopal Kintso, KMC Chairman, Y.Kikon, additional director Tourism and V. Noudi, Art executive, Art and Culture. The handicraft exhibition was being displayed by the Pusa Craft Centre from Medziphema Dimapur.