PAC cultural festival held

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Dimapur, April 13: Phokhungri Area Cultural Society held its 7th cultural festival from April 10-12 at Shilloi Lake on the theme “Our culture, Our Identity” with MP Rajya Sabha and Secretary General NPF, KG Kenye as the chief guest.
Kenye, in his inaugural speech, on April 11 said that in 1991 when he was the chairman Phek DPDB board, DPDB meeting was held at Shilloi Lake. During that time only 11 households were there and today it has become a tourist place since development has taken place. He also acknowledged G. Kaito Aye for initiating in setting up a tourist spot at Shilloi lake during his minister in-charge of Tourism.
Exhorting the gathering, Kenye said that when our culture is lost our identities is also lost and call upon the gathering to preserve their rich culture. Naga tribes have little differences in culture like singing tune, language, dress, dancing etc. which signifies their identities. He said that Nagas have the highest traditional self-governance (ownership of land) and urged the people to follow the good legacy of the ancestors like honesty, friendliness, hard work, kindness and trustworthy which are diminishing in our society. Kenye assured to construct a VIP guest house at Shilloi lake and also to renovate the helipad.
Cultural troupes from New Thewati, Siitsii, Laluri, Zhiipu, Phokhungri, Old Thewati and Latsam performed folk songs.
Later after the cultural programme, the MP along with Government officials visited International Trade Centre and Helipad at Avakhung. He also took a view site seeing on Tizii-Zunki inland waterway project.
(Page News Service)