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Prelude to Tokhü Emong cum Road Show

A cultural troupe performs during the folk dance competition in Wokha, Friday. (NP)
Correspondent WOKHA, NOV 5 (NPN):
Published on 6 Nov. 2010 12:24 AM IST
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Cultural competitions in various categories were held on Friday at the local ground here as a prelude to the Tokhü Emong Festival cum State Road Show 2010.
Declared open by the Kyong Hoho chairman Yansathung Jami, the cultural competitions saw enthusiastic competitions from various villages, cultural groups, schools and colonies watched by several hundreds of Kyong public.
In the folk dance category, N. Longidang was adjudged winners while Libemo Memorial School bagged second prize. Longs Wokha Town Women Cultural Group was adjudged winners in the folk song category while N. Longidang was placed in the second position. In the tug of war, PWD Colony won the first prize while Etsuchukha Colony bagged the second prize.
A musical Night cum Talent Show was also organized by the Nagaland Music Task Force later in the evening with MLA and MARCOFED chairman C.L. John as the chief guest where guest artistes including Naga Idol 2009 Topeni performed for a capacity crowd at the Wokha local ground.
The Tokhü Emong Festival cum State Road Show 2010 under the theme ‘Blending Festivity and Progress’ would be inaugurated Saturday at the Wokha local ground by parliamentary secretary for industries and commerce Dr K. C. Nihoshe as the chief guest and parliamentary secretary for prison, home guards, fire and emergency services Er W. Kithan as chief host.
Later, there would be cultural competitions, interactive session on entrepreneurship, inauguration of commercial building at NST Complex by parliamentary secretary for transport and mechanical engineering P. Dako Phom and the Miss Tokhü 2010 pageant. The celebrations would culminate on November 7 with home minister Imkong L. Imchen as the chief guest and agriculture minister Dr. Chumben Murry as the chief host. A climate change concert is being organized later that day.

CM greets Lothas

DIMAPUR: Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio has conveyed “warmest greetings” to the Lotha community on the occasion of Tokhu Emong 2010. “Tokhu Emong, signifies the festival of thanksgiving, sanctification and merry making amongst the whole village, cutting across age groups is also the festival of forgiveness and reconciliation where estranged relationships are buried and new relationship bloom,” said Rio in a message to Lotha people. The chief minister expressed hope that there would be deep introspection in the minds of one and all this “Tokhu Emong” so that the spirit of love and understanding was renewed.

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