Tuesday, January 31, 2023

UC urges students to preserve culture

Staff Reporter

In an effort to encourage students to respect and preserve culture, Unity College organised “Cultural Day” under the theme, “In tune with our Roots; Our Culture our Identity” at the College premises on Saturday.
In a welcome note, the college administrator, Dr. Orenthung underscored the importance of preserving culture and respecting each other’s culture.
He said the event was organised to honour each other’s culture and to ensure that it was preserve to be passed on to the next generation.
Stating that through cultural integration individuals learn to be better citizens and communities learn to co-exist, he said only through appreciating each other’s culture people would live in harmony as a community.
Dr Orenthung said, “Cultural festivals are a catalyst for inter-cultural dialogue and they reach out to people from different backgrounds and across generations.”
He then hoped that the event would bring people together in shared experiences at regional and national level, and urged all the students and staff to appreciate and feel proud of their culture.
The programme was chaired by HoD, assistant professor (sociology), Y Khekali Assumi, invocation by assistant professor (commerce), Yangmoo Lama and vote of thanks was delivered by cultural secretary, UCSC, P Moarenla.
Other highlights of the programme included Zeliang Naga Folk dance, folk ballad, Monli Mongmei, Kentula, narration on log drum of Monyakshu village, fusion music, Temeim Ken, Aahoh, Gujarati folk dance, etc.

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