Day three of Tokhu Emong-cum-mini Hornbill Festival

Day three of Tokhu Emong-cum-mini Hornbill Festival
Mhathung Yanthan speaking on day three as special guest in Wokha.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 11/6/2019 11:33:31 AM IST

Lotha Tokhu Emong-cum-mini Hornbill Festival entered day three with Mhathung Yanthan, advisor Horticulture as special guest on the indigenous games competition in the morning session on November 6.

A press release from Lotha Hoho media cell stated that, speaking on the occasion, Yanthan called the people to come together with identity as “culture is our identity” where one needed to be proud to call themselves as a Lotha Naga tribe.

He informed the people to do research and make documentation on Lotha-Naga tribe indigenous games, expressing that all Olympic Games were initially an indigenous games that evolved to be recognized worldwide. He called the youths to give more interest in sports to keep them physically fit, while he also encouraged them to take it to a professional level, as money and fame was maximum in the field of sports. 

Mhathung also informed the parents and society to support, encourage and promote young talents.He also told the people to be brave and responsible as Lotha being a major tribe, where he called them to remain wise and lead the people. He conveyed Tokhu greetings to all through unity and forgiveness, to rededicate their hearts to walk into a new beginning.

Indigenous games competition like Lotha freestyle wrestling, cock fight, bamboo stilt walking, go karting, grease bamboo climbing and thug of war were conducted under the initiative of Lotha Naga Cultural Society (LNCS).

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