Kohima, May 24: Advisor Youth Resources & Sports & Chairman DPDB Kohima District, Er. Zale Neikha today inaugurated the Tribal Museum Viswema at Viswema village, Kohima district.
The museum was constructed by Vikehie Welfare Society and funded by Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
Speaking on the significance of the museum, Viswema Village Council chairman Zhotoho Kiso said that that dresses and materials worn and used during the olden days were almost vanishing and therefore collecting such materials for preservation such items in this kind of museum.
Chairman of Vikehie Welfare Society, Eyosa Kikhi delivering the keynote address said that the proposal of the Tribal Museum started with a motive to preserve the rich Culture and Traditional artifacts of the village in particular and the Nagas in general. The Society, he said, applied for this proposal several times however luckily it was able to get sanction only in December 2017 and with the sanctioned amount and matching share of the society the construction & purchase artifacts could be completed.
In his address thanked the Vikehie Welfare Society, Viswema for taking the initiative to complete the Viswema Tribal Museum with the Central assistance, which is a new development for the village.
This museum would attract tourist especially during the Hornbill festival, he said.
He dwelled on the cultures passed on from the forefathers and requested the elders to teach the youngsters about the cultural practices, folklores/dances, war dance etc. He also exhorted the gathering to donate artifacts to the museum in whatever possible way.
The program was led by Notsozo Vitsu while invocation was pronounced by Pastor of Viswema Baptist Church Rev. Atha Neikha and vote of thanks tendered by Vinothul Kikhi.
(Page News Service)