Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sumi Nagas celebrate Tuluni festival

The Sumi community of Nagaland celebrated its premier festival Tuluni in a splendid manner on Thursday showcasing cultures of different Naga and non-Naga tribes. Tuluni, the premier harvest festival of the Sumi Community of Nagaland was celebrated in a splendid manner showcasing cultures of different Naga and non-Naga tribes. The celebration at Kiyeto village, some 20 km from Dimapur was also unique for the participation of various communities, including non-Nagas from Dimapur, although it was a festival of the Sumi Nagas. The celebration reminded the rich culture of the Sumi tribe, their respect for human values and strengthening relationship. Hosted by Advisor of Department of Sericulture Azheto Zhimomi, the event saw a host of dignitaries from the Government, including Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs and bureaucrats. Parliamentary Secretary Yanthungo Patton impressed the gathering while giving assurances to take up projects for Kiyeto village. Utilizing the opportunity to speak about the developmental activities under taken by the ruling DAN government he informed the people of the village that a Rs 60 lakh project for the village is already in the pipeline and also assured to look into their problems in future. Apart from presentations of various folk dances and indigenous Sumi games and sports by Sumi cultural troupes, cultural troupes from various neighbouring villages representing tribes such as Dimasas, Nepalis, Sangtams, Chakhesangs and Angamis also presented their folk dances. The dignitaries also took participation in indigenous games competitions.


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