Poanglüm mini hornbill underway in Tuensang

Poanglüm mini hornbill underway in Tuensang
Fest patron Lima Onen Chang delivering the speech.
DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 1/13/2020 11:01:55 AM IST

Poanglüm mini hornbill, premier festival of Changs started on January 13 at Loyem Memorial ground, Tuensang town under the theme “Waza”.

A press release from Poanglüm mini hornbill 2020 media cell stated that, on the first day of the festival, Lima Onen Chang, OSD to chief minister of Nagaland was the fest patron. President, Chang Khulei Setshang (CKS) was the host and Kumar Ramnikanth, deputy commissioner, Tuensang as co-host.

The pedestal was also shared by district administration officers, DIG 7 sector Assam Rifles, head GB, Tuensang district and different tribal Leaders of Tuensang.

Fest patron while appreciating the chief minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio as the brain behind the mini hornbill also thanked the team of CKS and the organizing committee for outstanding arrangement for the celebration. He also gave greetings on behalf of C.M.Chang, minister of Nagaland who could not make it due to some important official works. 

Talking about the history of the celebration of the festival by the ancestors which was celebrated annually, he talked about how dependent people have become on the assistance of the government. He further reiterated that the forefathers in the past did not rely on anything but celebrated with pomp and gaiety along with the neighbouring villages and tribes.

He stated that there are more than 5000 Chang households and approximately 30,000 Chang populations in Tuensang town with more 1500 shop owners where around 26% local entrepreneurs. Almost all the products are being imported from other parts of the country, which is something to be bothered and think about, he added.

Further, he challenged the aspirants of the competitive exams, local entrepreneurs, leaders, church workers to imbibe the spirit of hard work and, honesty and dedication which forefathers had possessed.

Earlier, the heralding of the festival was pronounced by Khoni Ashem, Hd. GB, Tuensang town and Rev. H. Sangkap, pastor, Tuensang Town Baptist Church invoked God’s blessing.

A beautiful drama of the significance of the Poanglüm festival was enacted by the Ngangpong sochumers (hostellers). Welcome note and short speech was delivered by the host. 

A special number was presented by Chang Students’ Union Tuensang Town (CSUTT) followed by a walk to khongdang (stalls).

K/khel, Tuensang village, Kejok Union Tuensang Town, Yangpi Sao Thangjam Tuensang Town, Chingmei Mütli Thangjam Tuensang Town, Konya Union Tuensang Town and Yimchunger Cultural Troupe displayed folk dances in the afternoon.

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