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Tsüngremong festival celebration enters day two

Correspondent

The second day of the ongoing Tsüngremong festival celebrations, the premier pre-harvest seasonal festival of the Ao community witnessed various folk performances and traditional games. The second day of the festival was celebrated in several parts of Mokokchung district with pomp and gaiety.
Unity is possible through harmonious coexistence: Metsübo
Minister for Rural Development, Mestübo Jamir on Tuesday expressed happiness at how the people have remained steadfast and united. He said such unity is possible only through harmonious coexistence with one another.
He was speaking at the Tsüngremong festival celebration at Mokokchung town, Multi-Sports Complex, which was hosted by the minister and attended by the people of 27 Mokokchung town assembly constituency.
Metsübo expressed gratitude to God for all the blessings He has given.
He said since the significance of Tsüngremong was to seek God’s blessings for a bountiful harvest, he urged upon the people to seek God’s blessings every day.
He also appealed to the people to remain united.
Earlier, welcome address was delivered by president 27 Mokokchung Town AC, C. Tia Longkumer, Kumlong Ward Yimden presented a cultural song, NDPP Mokokchung region vice president N. Shilu Imchen exhorted the gathering while short speeches were delivered by representatives from Aongza, Kichutip, Salangtem, Mongsenbai and Kumlong Ward Yimden.
The festival was attended by all the units of the constituency and other dignitaries.
Highlights of the celebration included tug of competition between the units of the constituency where Salangtem ward and Kumlong ward were declared winner and runner up respectively in the male category.
In the female category, Mongsenbai and Kumlong wards were declared winner and runner up.
Medo Yhokha graces Tsüngremong festival at Mongsenyimti
Advisor for Technical Education & Elections, Medo Yhokha graced Tsüngremong festival at Mongsenyimti village on Tuesday.
Speaking at the occasion, Medo Yhokha stressed on the importance of village elders in the present society and how their decisions determined and influenced the progress of the village.
Highlighting his visit to Mongsenyimti village, the advisor said he was surprised to learn about the peaceful coexistence between the Chang and Ao tribes at Chakpa village.
He said the people of Chakpa will serve as an example of unity for the rest of the Nagas.
In his address, minister for PWD (Housing & Mechanical), Tongpang Ozüküm, who hails from the host village said people of Mongsenyimti village were taught traditional practices and usages in their daily lives, therefore, he encouraged them to continue preserving and protecting their aged old tradition and cultural values.
Dr. Longriniken urges Aos to preserve identity
Advisor for Treasuries & Accounts, National Highways, Dr. Longriniken on Tuesday, urged the Ao community to preserve their rich tradition as it defined the Ao Naga identity.
The advisor was speaking at the Tsüngremong festival hosted by Aoyim Students’ Union at Aoyim village under Chümoukedima district, on the theme “learning our culture & tradition through uniformity in thinking and living”.
Speaking as guest invitee, Dr. Longriniken said that people should never forget their roots and always remember to preserve and protect their culture and ethnicity.
Highlights of the programme included traditional folk dance, songs, and Tsüngremong exposition by GB Aoyim village, Lima.
Aoyim Students’ Union president, Tongpok Pongen delivered welcome address, Aoyim Baptist Church, pastor Lanuzulu offered invocation and convener, planning committee, Chubakumla Pongen proposed vote of thanks.

Tongpang Ozukum and Medo Yhokha performing with the cultural troupe at Mongsenyimti village.
Dr. Longriniken speaking at Aoyim village.
Members of various wards under Mokokchung town participating in the tug-of-war at the festival. (NP)

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