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Preserve pioneers' vision: Khekiho

MP Rajya Sabha Khekiho Zhimomi with family, executive secretary WSBAK Rev. Vitoshe Swu (left) and village elders at the unveiling of Kiyezu village centenary jubilee monolith. Kiyezu village jubilee choir presenting song on Friday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, JAN 28 (NPN):
Published on 29 Jan. 2011 12:46 AM IST
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Kiyezu village situated about 47km from Dimapur celebrated 100 years of its existence on Friday on the theme ‘Valour and unity’.
The two-day celebration which started January 27 was attended by host of well-wishers from neighbouring villages.
MP Rajya Sabha Khekiho Zhimomi who unveiled the monolith said the present generation should preserve and carry forward the vision set by the pioneers’ especially late Kiyezu who established the village.
Addressing the congregation in the morning service, Zhimomi said late Kiyezu was a brave person among the Sumi community whose bravery and valour led him to conquer the present land occupied by the village.
He highlighted that during the British occupation in Naga soil, Sumi tribe occupied different places and among them, late Kiyezu from Nikuto village migrated into the present land and established the village in the year 1911.
He urged the congregation to catch up with the world and spread the knowledge among the villagers to be at par with others.
The village now has a population of about 970.
Highlights of the second day celebration were exhortation by executive secretary WSBAK Akuvuto Rev. Vitoshe Swu, presentation of song by jubilee choir and Sumi cultural items presentation by various areas- Kiyezu (B), Aghünaqa, Khaghaboto, Khuboto, Ato, Sakipheto, K. Hetoi and Laghilato area.

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