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Sangtams celebrate Mongmong festival
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR:
Published on 4 Sep. 2009 12:40 AM IST
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Sangtam community on Thursday gathered at the Oasis to celebrate Mongmong festival which was organized by the Sangtam Union Dimapur. Presentation of various cultural items and a huge feast of the festival were the main highlights of the programme. Gracing the programme as chief guest DMC chairman, Khekaho Assumi mainly called upon the youth from the community to utilize the various resources and opportunities available to them. He also asserted on the importance of education and on using it as the main source of strength. Pointing out that Dimapur was a place with a potpourri of people from different communites, Khekaho also added that there was a host of opportunities also. The chairman also highlighted the main aim of the government in taking out various road shows all over the state. Former Medical Director Dr Meren enlightened the gathering on the significance of the festival while the Sangtam Thsingmüjanglarü Dimapur unit presented a folk dance. Later after the programme, a demonstration on feeding of three stone in the hearth (Müshub Yangdühba) was also shown. It may be mentioned that the practice of feeding stone was to find out how the harvest of the year would be. Folk dances were also presented by Alisopur Union Dimapur and Jingkhu Welfare Society.

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