Friday, December 2, 2022

Vibrant performances mark YMC’s cultural & literary fest

Staff Reporter

Yemhi Memorial College (YMC) Student Council Saturday organised its first annual “Yemhi Cultural and Literary Fest” under the theme, “Share out similarities, celebrate our differences” at the College premises. The event was marked by vibrant cultural performances and various competitions.
Speaking at the event as guest of honour, Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) president, Etsungmomo Kikon lauded the college for providing such platform where the students could learn their traditions and customs.
He said traditions and customs should not be taken for granted and asserted that one should uphold their roots as it reflects their identity.
Asserting that culture plays a major role in society, he encouraged the teachers and parents to be role models and to utilize every opportunity to reinforce community values and beliefs in the students.
“We are known for our vibrant and rich heritage, we should be connecting and pass on to the next generation,” said Kikon.
In a short speech, YMC vice principal, Toyeto Chishi highlighted the gathering on the important activities and initiative taken up by the college to promote culture and traditions.
Chishi informed that the college has initiated wearing traditional attire as part of the college uniform. He said the objective was to not only preserve one’s tradition but to also embrace the diversity among the Naga community.
He said traditional attire of the Sumi and Chakesang tribes for men and women respectively were chosen for the current academic session.
The vice principal maintained that the college has always accepted diversity and that it firmly believes in encouraging the students to share their similarities, embrace and take pride in their diversity.
The fest was marked by colourful presentation of traditional attires, special item like “Ayekuzu le”, yodelling competition, showcase of ethnic wear, indigenous fire making and various other entertaining shows and competitions.
Earlier, the welcome address was delivered by YMC principal, Dr. Kaba Daniel and the guest of honour declared the yodelling competition open. The closing ceremony was graced by Yemhi Memorial College governing body chairperson, Piholi as the special guest.

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