The weeklong silver jubilee celebration of St. Joseph’s College (SJC), Jakhama started Monday with folk dance competition graced by Ralanthung Yanthan deputy speaker of Nagaland Legislative Assembly as chief guest.
The 11 dance groups representing Angami, Lotha, Chakhesang, Zeliangrong, Rengma, Ao, Phom, Pochury, Phom and Konyak tribes presented a cultural fiesta of extraordinary quality.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest lauded the college for having produced many personnel in the field of police administration, administrative officers and in games and sports.
Ralanthung said the maturity of the college in completing 25 years showed that it stood at the top in the field of education in the state.
He also said the world at present is promoting the importance of cultural heritage, wherein the deputy speaker opined that the state with many tribes with different cultural activities could promote the rich culture and tradition of Nagas to the world and attract tourists in the state.
Ralanthung further encouraged the students to shine in their academic performance as well as in the field of sports and cultural activities.
The chief guest also released the silver jubilee souvenir.
The folkdance competition was won by the colourful and exotic Zeliangrong dancers who bagged a cash prize of `15000, second place by Angami dancers receiving `10000 and the third with a prize of `7000 to Sumi dancers. The other teams were awarded consolation prizes of `3000 and `2000 respectively.