Saturday, December 10, 2022

RPOK organises cultural programme


Rengma Public Organisation Kohima (RPOK), organised a cultural programme at NSF Solidarity Park, here, on Saturday.
Addressing the gathering as cultural guest, advisor of Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Services and Women Resources Development, R. Khing stressed on the need to protect and preserve the rich valued culture so that the younger generation did not lose their identity.
He exhorted the youth by stating that cultures and traditions would diminish if they did not adopt them and encouraged them to pass cultural values and practices to the next generation.
At the programme, invocation was offered by Rengma Baptist Church Kohima, associate pastor youth, Zakevi Kesen, welcome address by Rengma Public Organisation Kohima president K Gwanilo Himb, greetings were delivered by N S Rengma and special appearance by Kezia Semy while words of gratitude were delivered by RPOK general secretary K K Rengma.
The programme was followed by folk song and folk dance competitions where winners were informed to represent RPOK in the forthcoming cultural programme organised by the directorate of Tribal Affairs.
Under the category of folk song, Tesophenyu Group Union Kohima bagged the first prize, Phenshunyu Lowjvu Nezen Kohima (second) and Tsogin Union Kohima (third).
Under the category of folk dance, Tesophenyu Group Union Kohima was declared the winner, Tseminyu Union Kohima (second) and Kasha Daho Kohima (third).

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