The three day 59th youth conference at Aghunato town concluded on January 9. The conference witnessed the detailed chronicle of youth conference since 1952, and reinforced the optimism that it would continue to torch the way for youths for many years.
More than 6,000 youth under SBAK Nito Mount participated at the conference.
Highlights of the programme included opening of (musu kiphe) indigenous traditional dance by Atoizu youth, praise and worship by Satakha town youth, choir by Suruhuto and Asukhuto town youth and special song by The Believables.
Cultural competition was also held with various groups emerging as winners in Akighilhe (traditional war dance), Puxa Kuxu (traditional sport for girls, where both heels should touch the buttocks and whoever survives till the last is the winner) and Ami Kukula (traditional fire making) by Aghunato area, Aghunato/Tokiye area and Zunheboto respectively.
H.S Rotokha, chairman Sumi cultural association Pukhayi Assumi, former minister exhorted the youth.
Meanwhile, Tokheho Yeptho, MLA and CLP Leader said Nagas do not have direct and clear relationship with God. Speakers, Rev. S. Yevito Sumi, ES SBAK, Rev. Aheto Sumi, translation advisor BSI Shillong, Rev. Dr. Hevukhu Achumi, Director Sumi Baptist Convention and Nitoshe Jimo, Youth Pastor SBC Kohima nourished the youths by their powerful translation of Bible accompanied with their personal experiences.
The speakers for the workshop session were Dr. Toka, Assistant professor Pondicherry University on “Bible and True Science” (for all age group), Zakabo Rotokha, EAC Zunheboto on “Complete to Compete” (for students and graduates), Toniho Yeptho, Proprietor Eden Boarding School on “what I can do” (for non school goers), Kughato Chophy, Development and property Secretary SBAK on “Chosen to be different” (for youth pastors), Victo P.Shohe, Lecturer NTC SBAK on “God’s time, best time” (for True Love Waits members) and Rebecca, Child Evangelist SBAK on “Home of do’s and don’ts” (for fathers and mothers).