Monday, November 28, 2022

Tokhu Emong celebration commences in Wokha

A three-day Tohku Emong mini hornbill festival celebration commenced Saturday at Local Ground, Wokha with commissioner and secretary, Libathung Lotha as the special guest.
According to a DIPR report, delivering festival greetings, Libathung called for preservation of the age-old traditional practices, customs and cultures in order to keep Lotha identity alive. He said, “Let us not contemplate of our past events and situations but it is time to move forward having the feeling of unity, love and forgiveness to build a better and blessed time for our younger generation.”
Reminding the Lothas that they are blessed with rich fertile land, he said the land has the ability to sustain agricultural, horticultural and other varieties and if farming was planned well, it could yield high quality produces.
Libathung said Wokha district was also blessed with many natural resources and urged the people to utilise the natural resources to the fullest extent as it could play an important role in economically developing the district. The commissioner and secretary also appealed the people to be accountable in protecting and preserving the environment.
Highlights of the first day of the festival included folk song by Wokha Town Akuk Eloe cultural troupe, folk dance by N. Longidang cultural troupe, tug-of-war (Khvuro-Zhutssungta) and indigenous cooking competition participated by 15 groups from Eloe Ekhung of different colonies, villages and Self Help Groups (SHGs).

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