Sunday, January 29, 2023

SMC students showcase Naga culture

DIMAPUR: To preserve and promote the rich Naga cultural heritage, Sakus Mission College (SMC) organized “Cultural Day” on the theme, “Nurture Culture” on April 9.
In a press release, organizing committee of the programme stated that students from 11 troupes dressed in their colourful traditional attires showcased the rich cultural heritage of their respective tribes.
Indigenous food and brew stalls and display of Naga artifacts and Naga indigenous games were also carried out.
The programme was jointly organised by the departments of English, Sociology and History in collaboration with IQAC to create awareness on the need to nurture and showcase the rich cultural heritage of the forefathers.
The event began with the sounding of gong and welcome cries by the leaders of some of the troupes.
Speaking on the theme, Asst. Prof. John Zarench, Dept. of English, explained the meaning of the word ‘Culture’, which according to him implies i.e, “ to cultivate ‘ or ‘to honor the dress, food, language , traditional industries and also our ethical culture” passed it to the younger generation by the forefathers.
However, he lamented that it has been replaced by other foreign culture. He therefore stated that everyone should not only “nurture culture” during festivals but should practice in daily lives. He further reminded the students that it was not a choice but everyone responsibility to nurture culture and hand them down to the future generations.
An enactment was done by dept. of English and Ao Naga troupe was declared the best performers and Onglung Phom 4th semester won the War Cry contest. HoD Sociology, Mhontung Ezung delivered the vote of thanks.
In the talent show competition, Minpong Konyak 2nd semester, Imsur 6th semester, Shanti Konyak won the first, second and third cash prize.
Earlier, the principal of the college, Asenla Yanger welcomed the gathering.

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