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Nagaland I Know released at Kohima

Nagaland News

Kohima, December 13: A documentary and coffee-table book Nagaland I Know, authored by the reigning Miss Nagaland Vikuonuo Sachü, was released at Hotel Japfü on Monday.
Achin Hangsing, Tourism & Hospitality teacher at RGHSS Kohima, informed that the documentary and coffee table book details the experiences of Vikuonuo Sachü in her interaction with the Naga society across the 12 districts of Nagaland as part of the Beauty with a Purpose (BWAP) project.
She said that Sachü, in line with the BWAP project, started with a small cleanliness project during the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020 where she saw greater opportunity to connect and spread the message to the society.
Sachü further took up a project that involved selling of vegetables to help the local farmers and street vendors for 3 consecutive Saturdays during the pandemic, Hangsing said.
Her next project involved touring the 12 districts of Nagaland with the motive to reconnect with the long lost roots, history and culture of the Nagas, she said.
Sachü was also able to associate with the respective district administrations and raise awareness on the importance of COVID-19 vaccination, she said.
Advisor to Information Technology & Communication, Science & Technology, New and Renewable Technology, Mhonlumo Kikon released the book.
Kikon said that the title of Miss Nagaland needs to be respected as an institution. However, the honour and dignity of that institution is the responsibility of the reigning Miss Nagaland to actually qualify for the name and also in the process take it to another level, he said.
“It is very important that when we mention the word ‘role model’, we should be serious about performing not only the duty of a role model but also as a leader for all the young people who looks up to Miss Nagaland,” he said.
Kikon further assured that the government of Nagaland is willing to support any initiative as long as there is a purpose in the initiative.
Author of the book, Sachü said that “when we talk about glam industry in Nagaland, it is very uncertain and pathetic. We are still yet to accept what should be accepted”.
Recounting her early years with aspirations to become Miss Nagaland, she said that every time she talked to people about her desire to become Miss Nagaland it was always received with mixed reactions.
Acknowledging the wider platform she attained after being crowned Miss Nagaland, Sachu said that she was very grateful for the vision and the purpose the title has ascribed to her.
Sharing her observation from the experiences while travelling across the 12 districts of Nagaland, Sachu said: “I’ve learnt how Nagas have a vibrant culture, history and tradition which need to be connected again.”
(Page News Service)