Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio on Saturday attended the ‘Log Drum Pulling Ceremony’ for the residence of the Chief Angh of Longwa. In a post on X, Rio, who was the special guest, acknowledged the extraordinary skill required to carve a log drum. “It represents and manifests the beliefs of age-old traditions Naga tribesmen stood for,” he stated.
Rio said that it was an honour to attend the momentous and historic event, where Chief Anghs from Arunachal Pradesh and Myanmar graced the ceremony. “Such an occasion, which celebrates our historical practices, indeed, transcends man-made boundaries,” he said.
Rio also congratulated the people of Longwa village and, wished for their continued growth from strength to strength in unity and harmony.
Chief Angh of Longwa Tonyei Phawang delivered the welcome address while short speeches were delivered by advisor Treasuries & Accounts, Art & Culture K Konngam Konyak and NDPP president Chingwang Konyak.
The special invitees include Chief Anghs– Yangnyu, Konnu and Pongchau from Arunachal Pradesh, Longzang, Sheanghah Chingnyu and Kamkah from Myanmar. Rio was also accompanied by host of legislators including deputy chief minister Y Patton, ministers—Paiwang Konyak, CL John, NPP legislator A Nyamnyie Konyak and hosts of dignitaries. Leaders and well-wishers from neighbouring villages also attended the programme.