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Rio graces Tokhu Emong celebration at Lakhuti

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Dimapur, November 9: Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio attended a Tokhu Emong celebration at Lakhuti Village in Wokha District, according to a DIPR bulletin on Wednesday. It however did not specify when.
While extending greetings to the people of Lakhuti village, Rio said that the village has produced a lot of leaders, officers, educationists, and many eminent personalities.
He said Tokhu Emong signifies the hard labour and the sweat they have put in the harvest, and it was time to give thanks to the Almighty for all the blessings. He expressed happiness that the State has come up with a compilation of documents on how to keep the tradition, culture, and important festivals.
He also stressed the principles of truthfulness and simplicity.
Rio said that because of its fertile and rich natural resources, Wokha district is called “Land Of Plenty”.
Rio said through the festival let the people spread the message for all the Nagas to come together and work to solve Naga political issue.
Advisor to Horticulture & Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan said Tokhu Emong is a time to emulate the principles and the great values that their forefathers had passed down through generations and wished all the people that this festival brings peace, unity, and understanding.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by Minister for Agriculture G Kaito Aye, Metsubo Jamir Minister for Rural Development and Advisor for Law & Justice Dr. Chumben Murry, and a host of dignitaries and party officials.
Wokha: MLA Imkong L Imchen graced Tokhu Emong celebration organised by Lotha Hoho at local ground, Wokha on November 7.
According to a DIPR bulletin, he lauded the Lotha community’s contribution towards the Naga movement through various resolutions in Wokha district. He also stated that Hoho has come to be accepted by all Naga tribes for its relevance.
He also said that the Lotha Hoho, earlier known as the LTC, hosted the first Naga convention at Wokha District, summing up that the Lothas community envisioned a collective and general platform called Nagas of Nagaland where Naga Hoho came into being.
He once again called upon the Lotha Hoho to push forward in restructuring what they have begun so that Nagas of Nagaland will have one common platform.
He wished the Lotha community prosperity through the celebration of Tokhu Emong mini hornbill festival and to rejuvenate the goodness of the Lotha community so that they continue to contribute towards the Naga society in general.
The celebration witnessed a traditional dance and folk song presented by Watsu Telongjem Wokha, Wokha Town Phiro Cultural Organisation, and Niroyo Epoe Eramoe Okho, while the choir of Wokha Town Baptist Church presented Tokhu song on the occasion.
Earlier in the programme, Wopemo Tsopoe, Advisor Lotha Hoho, shared the history and the practices of Lotha ancestors on how and why the community celebrated Tokhu Emong festival. The day’s event ended with tug-of-war completion.
The three-day-long programme and five-day Tokhu Night carnival culminated with Mhathung Kikon, Executive Engineer (R&B), Wokha as the valedictory guest.
(Page News Service)

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