Preserve culture, keep it alive: Wungtung

Correspondent DIMAPUR, AUG 8 (NPN): | Publish Date: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AM IST

Advisor I& PR, SCERT, VG & chairman DPDB Tuensang, Toshi Wungtung, on Wednesday called upon the Yimchungrü community to safeguard and promote their rich culture and traditions through festivals in order to keep them alive.

Speaking as the special guest at the Medümneo festival celebrations, organized by Yimchunger Union Dimapur at town hall Dimapur, Toshi said that, the day was a ‘devotional ritual’ as thanks giving to the mothers, children and baby sitters and God. He further called upon the Yimchungrü community to thank the Almighty God for His unwavering blessing and love and let the festival bring peace, unity and prosperity to the Yimchungrü people in particular and Nagas in general. Toshi also expressed hope that the festival would inspire people to work for the unity and well-being of the people and to strengthen the moral foundation of society. 

Toshi also emphasized on the importance of preserving culture and tradition as ones identity and urged people to respect and uphold the principle of culture and traditions for the common aspiration of the peoples and society as well.

Other who spoke at the program included, R. Tohanba ex-MLA, S. Akumba IPS (Rtd), K. Zungkum ex-minister and former president YUD, S. Keoshu.

The program was presided over by S. Limtemong while invocation was pronounced by pastor YBCD, Athsan. Welcome address was delivered by president YUD, Albinus Atsumong while significance of Medümneo was highlighted by T. Lunsokhiung. Folk songs were also presented by Yimchungru Beru Arihako Dimapur, I/c. Zukheangla Langakhum, S. Mukam Sotokur and C. Shobah Sangphur. Vote of thanks was proposed by general secretary YUD, Dr. Tsukhumong (PT), while benediction was said by R. Tsuyimla women pastor YBCD. 

Shamator celebrates Medümneo

Along with Yimchungrus across the state, the citizens of Shamator,   dressed in their cultural attires, gathered to celebrate Medumneo festival organized by Thüneo (festival ) committee. The highlights of the program were the sharing on the significance of Medumneo by head GB, Kiukhang Yimchungru, traditional song sung by GBs and DBs of Shamator, followed by the Medumneo feast and merrymaking by traditional cultural clubs. Dances were performed by Thopun, Mungtsuwong and Lunsoberu cultural clubs. To mark the celebration, Shamator youth of 11 wards also played volleyball. 


The program was chaired by Thudan Yimchungru; invocation was said by pastor, Shamator Town Baptist Church, Rev. Thsankiu; vote of thanks was said by advisor, Thuneo Committee, Shamator, Mukamchim Yimchungru, and benediction was pronounced by chaplain, DEF Shamator, Shophu.



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