St. Joseph University (SJU) Chümoukedima department of History and Fine Arts Club (FAC) organised the “first SJU Heritage Diem” on the theme, “Ancestral Art and Heritage”. A press release by SJU stated that special guest, chairman of the Nagaland Industrial Development Corporation and the director of Tetso College, Kuvlo Lorin expressed the universal understanding of culture and that every culture is unique.
He encouraged the students to enthusiastically focus on research, have a goal to uncover the true history, venture to present the findings, and contribute to society.
In a keynote address, vice-chancellor of SJU, Dr. D. Gnanadurai enlightened the gathering on art, culture, traditions, and heritage.
He underscored the need to understand and preserve the cultural elements which were performed by the ancestors. In an introduction, assistant professor department of English, Tokaholi Chishi spoke on the nature, importance, and significance of the programme and highlighted by art and cultures need to be preserved.
During the programme, department of social work performed a Naga folk song titled, “Ihri Neng Sehre”; Mimes were presented by the MMI brothers followed by a folk dance by the department of English titled “Aphilo Kuwo”.
More than 300 students and 112 participants participated in the Morung and painting exhibition.