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Folk dance and song festival held

Nagaland News

Dimapur, December 3: Under Amrit Mahotsav, a folk dance and song festival was held on the theme “Cultural Mosaic” with Secretary Tribal Affairs Department, Nchumbemo Lotha as the special guest on December 2 at NSF Solidarity Park, Kohima.
Nchumbemo said the main objective of organising the cultural mosaic was to suggest a form of multiculturalism as India is the land of culture and tradition and is one of the oldest civilisations in the world.
Stating that Indian culture is rich and unique in its ways where etiquette, style of communication, values, and beliefs were vital components of the culture.
He added that these traditions, customs, and values together make India a very unique country as India is a secular country where many cultures and religions are flourishing with peace and prosperity because the culture and tradition in India are deeply rooted within the minds and hearts of people which they have gained from their rich culture.
He also suggested that society must encourage ethnic groups to maintain their ethnic diversity and identity and exhorted the gathering that participation through cultural exchanges would strengthen ethnic identity as Nagaland was also second to none with rich cultural heritage even though it is very small, with all the 17 tribes that have different languages, customs, festivals, food habits.
He informed that the Government of India has undertaken a host of initiatives to promote Indian cultures globally and also to all the states in India and expressed gratitude to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, TRI Division for accepting the proposal to conduct such seminars and programmes.
The festival began with the lighting of bonfire by the special guest, cultural performances were presented by the tribes of Chakhesang, Pochury, Rengma, Sumi, Angami, Lotha, Zeliang, Kuki. The festival was organised by the Department of Tribal Affairs.
(Page News Service)