Schools and college observe cultural & traditional day

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 10/8/2019 11:38:45 AM IST

Cultural and traditional day was observed in government schools Kohima and at Patkai Christian College (PCC) on October 5 to promote various cultural practices for the education of young people.

Kohima: Cultural and traditional day was observed on October 5 in all government schools having elementary sections throughout Nagaland, held under the initiative of Nagaland Education Mission Society (NEMS), Samagra Shiksha Nagaland.  

A press release informed that various activities such as cultural dance, folk songs, handicraft, weaving, storytelling by elderly people etc were conducted on the occasion.  Students were also made to wear traditional dress to school.

The aims and objectives was to enable children to create a sense of pride and honour in wearing their traditional and culture, to conduct competition among the students through folk song and folk dance, to encourage inquisitiveness by introducing quiz competition on history, culture and traditions, to instill in the minds of students the importance of cultural diversity and to let the students learn the traditional folklore, folk songs and dances. 

PCC: Patkai Christian College (PCC) celebrated “annual cultural day” on October 5 at Chümoukedima Seithekema, under the theme, “Diversity and inclusion”. PCC undertook the programme in order to promote various cultural practices and the zeal to continue traditional activities inherited by the forefathers. With the collaboration with Sümi Naga tribe, an opening dance was performed which denoted, strength and unity of communities. Programme was embraced by the special appearance brought about by Jano Nyekha, an indigenous folk musician from Nagaland. PCC under SUPCC (Student Union of Patkai Christian College) conducted various cultural competitions with the masses of 18 North-eastern Tribes that included activities such as ethnic wear, folk dance, morung inspection, folk song, which was then followed by bamboo pole climb, fire making, tug of war, banana cutting. Cultural secretary gave vote of thanks and prizes were distributed to various competition winning tribes.  Principal H. Epao gave the invocation. 

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