Dimapur, November 7: Governor of Nagaland RN Ravi said that Nagas are at the cusp of history as a new dawn has begun for a new era of peace, unity and prosperity.
Addressing the Tokhu Emong Mini Hornbill at Wokha today as Special Guest, the Governor stated that the spirit Tokhu Emong “Senchumta”, which means reconciliation and coming together was appropriate and befitting the present situation.
He called on all to overcome the bitterness and bad memories of the past and to come together in the spirit of forgive and forget and make new beginning towards unity, prosperity, development and brotherhood.
Ravi lauded the Lotha Hoho and the Lotha people in general for giving him immense support in his endeavour when he is trying in his modest way to bring peace on this land even before he became the Governor of the State.
He expressed hope that the Lotha community will continue supporting him in days to come as well.
Stating that as inheritors of very rich culture and civilization he encouraged all to ensure that the rich culture does not fade away with the on slot of modernity, modern technology and modern way of life and to continue performing and observing festivals which binds the community together.
Adviser to the Chief Minister of Nagaland, and S&T, IT, New & Renewable Energy and the Chief Host of the festival, Mmhonlumo Kikon while addressing the gathering thanked the Governor for gracing the occasion.
Kikon on behalf of the Lotha community, also assured fullest support and co-operation to Governor Ravi in the days to come while bringing about peace, unity and reconciliation for the Nagas.
Thousands of people both young and old dressed in their beautiful and colourful traditional attire attended the festival. Word of greetings was also delivered by President, United Sangtam Likhum Punji and Ao Senden.
Highlights of the celebration included cultural presentation by Sumi cultural troupe and Assames cultural troupe. (Page News Service)