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CTGBU, CTSJU celebrate Medumneo

CTGBU, CTSJU celebrate Medumneo
Members of CTGBU and CTSJU at the Medumneo celebration on August 8.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 8/8/2019 12:31:54 PM IST

Chessore Town GBs Union (CTGBU) along with Chessore Town Students Joint Union (CTSJU) organised Medumneo festival with K Keyoungkhum CAPF advisor-cum- YAA vice president as chief guest and Ramji, Chessore Village Development Board chairman as special guest on August 8. 

A press release from CTGBU and CTSJU stated that, chief guest on the occasion stressed on importance of the uniqueness of rich cultural heritage of the Nagas in general and its importance in today’s context. He said that youngsters were alienated from their culture with Western culture influence. He also expounded on importance of preservation and lauded the policy of the state government in preserving and introducing the Naga heritage education at elementary level and Hornbill festival where thousands of tourists were attracted.

He further expressed resentment over the taboo thoughts to the ancestral practices by today’s educated youngsters.

Guest speaker, Ramji spoke on the importance of Medumneo festival and its impact in traditional life and to move forward with modern perspective.

The programme chaired by Akhum CTSU chairmen and Chimkila began with an invocation by Kumcho pastor CTBC, while Ramji delivered the welcome note. YAA joint secretary Rithrong encouraged the congregation about the rich cultural heritage.

Tradition practices were showcased by CAPF, Sholunberu Cultural Club, Loyimso Cultural Club and traditional games by CTSU and benediction was given by Tusola women pastor CTBC.

Metumneo-cum-fair at Leangkonger village 

Leangkonger village celebrated Metumneo-cum-fair with ADC Shamator, Lankonsen Tsanglao as a special feast guest. 

According to DIPR report, speaking on the occasion, the ADC appreciated the organisers, village elders and leaders for preserving cultural identity and its importance. He also invoked blessing, bounty harvest ahead and prosperity through this Metumneo celebration. 

The significant of Metumneo was highlighted by Kheantsu Yimchunger head GB Leangkonger village. Modern ethnic fashion show and post harvest organic agri products added colourful show during the celebration.

 

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