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Sekrenyi festival celebrated at Medziphema town

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 2/25/2020 9:37:56 AM IST

Sekrenyi, the premiere festival of the Angami Nagas was celebrated on February 25 in Medziphema town.

Festival was held at local ground, Medziphema town, where thousands from all walks of life attended, organised by Medziphema Town Mechü Krotho (MTMK) and GBs of Medziphema town. 

A press release from MTYO general secretary, Khrielie Iralu and assistant general secretary, Thejangukho Yalietsu stated that, hundreds of members from Medziphema village in traditional attires entered the venue in procession to demonstrate the cultural practices of the Angami Nagas. Akhoto Kuotsu, president, MTMK, chaired the function while Rev. Zhabu Terhüja, pastor, BC ‘A’ MT, invoked God’s blessings and Ningusie Meyase, head GB, highlighted the importance of Sekrenyi festival. He remarked that the festival, also known as “Phousanyi” which literally mean “new body”, is chiefly meant for the male members of the community where the mortal body as well as the soul is believed to be renewed and blessed for the future after completion of rituals. 

A choral piece was presented by Medziphema Baptist Khriesarüü Krotho (MBKK) while Salhou Miasalhou & friends rendered a folk song and octogenarian Pfüneinyü Nakhro, former chairman, Medziphema village, delivered greetings and exhorted the mammoth gathering. Others who spoke during the event included Zhaleo Rio, advisor, Sericulture, Excise & Minority Affairs and Dr. Kevingulie Khro, former NPF candidate. Vote of thanks was delivered by Salie Chüsi, GB, Ward-6, whereas Arho Niphi, pastor, Sepruoliezie Baptist Church, Medziphema Town, pronounced the benediction. 

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