Monday, February 6, 2023

Khehovi inaugurates Amphitheatre at Surumi


A newly constructed amphitheatre for cultural activities at Surumi village under Zunheboto district was virtually inaugurated by advisor, Tourism and Art & Culture, Khehovi H Yeputhomi, at a brief programme held at directorate of Tourism, here on Wednesday.
In his address, Yeputhomi said the new amphitheatre has a sitting capacity of 1500 people with an inbuilt stage, a rostrum, toilet and change rooms.
He said the objective of the amphitheatre development at Surumi village was to preserve and enrich the diverse cultural heritage of the Nagas and that the project aimed at achieving social economic benefits for the State of Nagaland and improving the quality of life of the people.
“The project aims to develop aesthetic sense by spreading the benefit to surrounding areas and local communities”, he said.
He added that the development work could be seen as a major way of improving the employment opportunity and creating local entrepreneurs for cultural interests.
Since the village shares boundary with another tribal village, he said such an infrastructural set up would further foster inter-tribal dialogue, cooperation and solidarity.
Giving a brief technical report, executive engineer PWD (H), Art & Culture, Er Talitemsu Jamir lauded the contractors for completing the work in record time of eight months and that too without receiving any payment from the department.
He said such workmanship was commendable.

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