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Nüngo Reju inaugurated at Changtongya town

Nüngo Reju inaugurated at Changtongya town
Arju Tsüki-Bachelor’s Dormitory during its inaugural.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 5/19/2019 12:21:07 PM IST

“Arju Tsüki-Bachelor’s Dormitory”, an NGO built a morung at Changtongya with the objective to revive culture and traditions of the Ao Naga and was inaugurated on May 17.  

A press release from Arju Tsüki-Bachelor’s Dormitory founder and director, Sentirenba stated that, free vocational classes for both boys and girls once a month has been started through “Arju Tsüki-Bachelor’s Dormitory”, in schools like Christian Standard Higher Secondary School and Green River Valley High School at Changtongya Town from this year. 

While speaking at the event, Sentirenba mentioned that when he was taking MSW in Jorhat, he visited a lot of rural areas in and around India and Northeast India in particular. 

He found out that the customs and traditions were fading away in a lot of areas with rapid changes and developments of the society. 

In order to bring back the good old traditions in terms of language, terminologies of kinship ties and others, reviving the old handicrafts of both men and women, folklores, etc, Sentirenba said that he decided to build a morung and named it as Nüngo (souvenir) Reju (morung).

He also said that some collections of antique items used by Ao ancestors have been kept in the morung and those who wanted to donate their old unused cultural items may do so, whereby he added that name of the doner, village will be mentioned on the items donated.

Short speeches were also presented by Changtongya Village Council, Changtongya Kaketshir Telungjem (Changtongya Students Union), Adventure Club Changtongya, Bosco Institute Jorhat (9th Batch), Christian Standard Higher Secondary School and Green River Valley High School. 

Jew’s Harp was presented by Wanphai Nongrum, founder & creative director, Path to Creation, Shillong. 

The programme was also attended by Watsu from Changtongya, DKA Austria and Puhor Foundation Marani Jorhat. 

The programme was chaired by Meyitiba Jamir former CKT president and was started with a prayer by Aienla Imchen, home evangelist, Changtongya Baptist Church. 

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