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More reports on Tuluni festival celebration

More reports on Tuluni festival celebration
Correspondent DIMAPUR/Kohima, Jul 8 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/8/2019 12:15:24 PM IST

Sumi community celebrated Tuluni festival with joy and fervour across the state on July 8. 

Tuluni is also a festival of great significance for the Sumis as the celebration is marked with feasts and the occasion occurs in the bountiful season of the year.  

Zunheboto: The festival was celebrated at Zunheboto town hall with advisor, School Education, K. T. Sukhalu as “Tuluni Papuh or Tuluni Father”, organised by Zunheboto Area Public Organisation (ZAPO). 

According to DIPR report, Sukhalu in his speech said that in the past, cultural traditions were given utmost importance but with the coming of western culture, people have forgotten cultural values, customs and traditions. He therefore urged the younger generation to know one’s customs, culture and traditions. 

On the occasion, the advisor directed the GBs to be strict and not to entertain any proxy teachers in their respective jurisdictions and not to compromise on the student’s future. He also requested the land owners not to hinder developmental activities by seeking land compensation but co-operate with the government as it was for everyone benefit. Various cultural activities like folk dance, folk song, top spinning competition, recitation of Tuluni poem or proverbs etc were the highlights of the programme. 

Kohima: In the state capital, the celebration was graced by advisor, Food & Civil Supply, Legal Metrology & Consumer Protection and NSDMA, Pukhayi Sumi, organized by Sümi Community New Minister’s Hill Colony (SCNMHC) in Kohima.

On the occasion, Pukhayi extended greetings to all the Sümis for a blissful and prosperous year. 

He encouraged the gathering to uphold the cultural values and heritage to promote the unique identity as Sümi. He also exhorted the gathering to work harder to achieve peace and unity.  

Pukhayi also reminded the gathering to maintain positive attitude towards each other saying that it will help broader the mindset.

Wokha: Sumi Union Wokha Town (SUWT) also celebrated Tuluni with fervour and oneness at Wokha town.

A press release from SUWT stated that, Kihoto Achumi, chairman of the union, speaking at the function held at the Wokha district VDB and VCC building urged the community members to uphold the positive age old traditions. 

The meaning of Tuluni was explained by Yitovi, vice chairman SUWT, special numbers were presented by Sumi women folk Wokha town led by Akheli and Nikhuli, men folk  led by Khekiho Aye and David Yeptho and Sumi Youth Wokha Town (SYWT).

Daniel Achumi, secretary of SUWT gave the report of the union’s activities. Earlier, pastor Avikha invoked God’s blessing. Cultural items such as the indigenous fire making etc were displayed by the members.

Sumi community AFE Kohima: Sumi Community of Agri, Forest and Electrical (AFE) Kohima celebrated its 25 years anniversary coinciding with the Tuluni festival at State Academy Hall Kohima.

Additional Chief Engineer Er. Vitoshe Rochill who graced the celebration as Tuluni father in his address shared the significance of the festival.

He said Tuluni was a time of sharing, feasting, reconciliation, rekindling family ties and strengthening community bonds.  

In earlier days, he said the festival was celebrated for seven days wherein each day have its own significance of celebration however in the present day context he said Tuluni has been compressed into a one-day token celebration where it was conducted with absolute commitment and discipline. He appealed the gathering to create congenial environment and ideal place to live for both the present and the younger generation.

The celebration was marked by songs, cultural songs and dances and indigenous games. Advisor AFE Hoto Yepthomi delivered greetings while retired IAS, Khekiye Sema released the Jubilee souvenir.

Sumi community Keyake BSF camp Kohima: Sumi community Keyake BSF camp Kohima celebrated Tuluni festival, with Akheto Achumi as “Tuluni Papuh (father)”. 

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