Mini Hornbill cum Tsokum festival concludes

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Dimapur, October 5: The 3-day Mini Hornbill cum Tsokum Festival of Kiamniunnagn tribe ended this evening by show casing vibrant cultures, songs and dances of the Kiamniunngan and neighbouring tribes and other programs organized in a befitting manner. The closing function, hosted by L.Khumo, MLA & Advisor, Fisheries, Evaluation, Economics and Statistics, was addressed by Toshi Wungtung, MLA & Advisor, Information & Public Relations, SCERT and Village Guards.
In his address Toshi Wungtung said that the entire Noklak region is one of the unexplored regions in the state and called for greater efforts to tap its hidden potentials. He said if proper approach is made towards this the entire Noklak region will become a tourist spot in the state. The Advisor said thick forest in the region free from human interference, fresh water of multiple, streams, organic vegetables and rich cultures have the potential to attract tourists from abroad as well as domestic tourists.
He also shared his reminiscence of the area where he roamed from place to place barefooted during childhood days.
He informed the gathering that Chief Minister wanted to attend the Mini Hornbill Cum Tsokum festival but due to official engagement much more important for the state he could not attend the programme. He appealed to the people not to discourage by his absence in the three day program.
Toshi expressed hope that Noklak district would soon be officially declared in the near future.
MLA & Advisor for DUDA, Bongkhao who also attended the closing program said that the celebration of Tsokum festival has assumed great significance saying it brings unity and forgiveness and burying enmity among the people by sharing and giving.
Host L Khumo while delivering his speech appealed to the people to forget their misunderstandings and take lead to cement unity and peace in the societies.
During the closing function Nokhu Noking village presented a display on how feud arises between two clans or two khels over land thereby leading to physical confrontation and bloodshed involving the entire clans or khels in olden days.
Earlier, ADC Noklak Theodore Yanthan welcomed the Special Guest and dignitaries to the closing function. Cultural events and Tsokum Musical fest were other highlights of the closing function.
(Page News Service)