Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Lothas celebrate Tokhu Emong

Correspondent

A spectacular cultural event show marked the Tokhu Emong festival celebration organised by the Kohima Lotha community under the aegis of Lotha Hoho Kohima, Sunday.
Speaking on behalf of the host, chief engineer (T&C) Power Er. Penrithung Yanthan thanked various artists for taking part in the significant festival- the festival of forgiveness, friendship and oneness.
While encouraging the community to preserve the traditions and culture, Yanthan also cautioned against practising old beliefs and practises that were “discarded” by the forefathers. Instead, he said the community should endeavour to develop a culture – a culture of building the future for the children. Highlights of the festival included “traditional dharma capsule of the Lothas”; Lotha attire show by Renchen Women Welfare society; instrumental piece by the twinkling Little Rock star Gideon Kithan, KLBC Choir; comedian Lawrence Kikon also enthralled the gathering with his humour; song by Yantsü and band and after 20’s. The main celebration would be held on November 7, 11 a.m. at the Heritage Village, Kisama.
Wokha: Day two of the ongoing Tokhu Emong mini hornbill festival was marked by traditional games, music and various other activities, Sunday at Wokha Town.
According to DIPR, speaking as special guest, DC Wokha, AK Ranjan underscored the importance of unity and strengthening relationships among the brotherhood through forgiveness. Urging the Lothas to unify for a brighter and progressive community, Ranjan said the community was blessed with vast natural resources but was yet to be taped to its potential due to disunity among the people. Highlights of the second day of the festival included tug-of-war competition from various colonies in Wokha Town and a Tokhu melodic song by Mt. Tiyi College Wokha, while Tokhu music night presented by various local artists continued in the evening session.
The main event would be held on November 7 with Imkong L. Imchen, MLA, as the special guest.
Tokhu greetings
NSCN/GPRN (Akato): NSCN/GPRN (Akato) conveyed greetings to the Lotha Nagas on the occasion of Tokhu Emong. MIP said the festival signify the end of harvest season and celebrated by making merry and rejoicing in songs, dances and feasting. NSCN said Lothas are one of the advanced Naga tribes, known for their hard work, dedication and sincerity and expressed optimising that with these qualities, they would continue to inspire and lead other Nagas from the forefront.

SourceNPN
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