To inculcate cultural importance, the Salesian College, Dimapur organized its annual cultural day on the theme ‘No culture no identity’ at its college premise on Saturday.
Principal of the college Rev.Fr. R.K Nicholas Guangdiat urged the students to love ones’ own culture and to appreciate other cultures.
Stating that everyone was born into the culture, he said; one must put in effort to learn ones’ own culture and learnt other culture as well. The principal asked all to have the sense of identity by knowing ones’ own culture, since culture is an identity and also stressed on the importance of language as it gives an identity to all.
Rev. Fr. Mathew one of the oldest Catholic Missionary in Nagaland spoke on the importance of culture and shared some valuable experiences of various cultures in Nagaland.
Colorful cultural items of various communities such as Ao, Angami, Zeliangrong, Mao etc were presented on the occasion. The programme also witnessed good and lively presentation of folk songs, remix of modern and western dances from the students.
It might be noted that Salesian college, Dimapur affiliated to Nagaland University, was initially started for the students, who were preparing themselves for priesthood in the Catholic Church, however in course of time, the Salesian College had evolved completely. Today it has about 258 students in the college out of which almost 200 students are secular students. Apart from that, Salesian community had also set up recognized Regular B’ED College with 98 students for students who wish to take higher degree in education and wish to take up teaching as their profession.