Nagaland governor La Ganesan, chief minister Neiphiu Rio and others extended greetings to the members of the Konyak, Phom and Chang communities on the occasion of Aoleang festival, Phom Monyu festival and Kündanglüm festival.
In a massage, governor said Aoleang is an occasion to welcome the New Year beginning with spring seasons to pray for a bountiful harvest of crops in the current year. He said it was also to recall the rich culture and traditional practices and honoured the significance of the day, which is observed with beautiful attire with ornaments during the festival. Ganesan wished the Konyak community members good health, happiness and prosperity.
In another message, governor said Monyu festival was an occasion to mark the end of the old year and welcome the arrival of New Year. “It is to pray for a favorable sowing seeds and bountiful harvest,” he said and encouraged the youth to carry forward the essence of significant of the festival. He wished Phom brother and sisters to celebrate with grandeur and in good spirit.
CM: Taking to twitter, chief minister Neiphiu Rio extended Aoleang greetings. “It is a festival which is observed after completion of sowing of seeds and to welcome the new year. May the festivities be successful and our prayers for a bountiful harvest be answered,” he tweeted.
In another tweet, Rio wished the Chang community on the occasion of Kündanglüm. ”Best wishes for good health, peace and prosperity and may we forge ahead into the new year with renewed vigour,” he stated.
TR Zeliang: Deputy chief minister TR Zeliang has also extended greetings to the members of Chang, Konyak and Phom communities on the occasion of Kündanglüm, Aoleang and Phom Mongyu festivals respectively.
In a message, Zeliang said every Naga tribe celebrates festival with a meaningful narrative and reverence to it and hoped that as they all celebrate their respective festivals, they be blessed with joy and happiness.
ENLU: Eastern Nagaland Legislators’ Union (ENLU) has greeted Konyak and Phom communities on the occasion of Aoleang and Monyu festivals respectively.
In a statement, ENLU convenor and health minister P Paiwang Konyak urged both the communities to cherish and keep the cultural tradition and warmth of togetherness and also instil the spirit of renewal and new beginnings for a bright and hopeful future.
He also wished that festive occasion bring joy, prosperity and abundance to all the citizens.