YORUBA (Phek), Jan 9 (NEPS): Speaker of Nagaland Assembly Chotisuh Sazo called upon the youth to maintain and preserve their age old cultures and traditions and also continue to maintain their respects for the elders as their elders had been maintaining from generations to generations.
He was speaking as Chief Guest on the occasion of the 34th Cultural Day that coincides with the Sukrunye (premier festival of the Chekhesangs) organized by the Model Village Yorubami Youth Association (MVYYA) here at the Yorubami Public Ground Wednesday. The Chief Guest said when they cared and respected for their elders, God would shower blessings upon them.
Sazo also expressed worry of the lack of work cultures among the present day youth who mostly preferred easy life without laboring which, he described was a dangerous trend and would not auger well for the future of their generations. He emphatically urged the people particularly the youth to develop the work culture that would be the only self-reliance for them in future.
While appreciating the Members of the MVYYA for organizing the program without indulging in any sort of fund drive like “lottery, buffet program etc, which are now a common feature today,” the Speaker said this way they had shown to others about their work culture values and self-reliance.
Paying rich tribute to former Chief Minister late Vamuzo who hails from this village (Yoruba), Sazo said he (Vamuzo) was visionary leader and pioneer of many developmental models in the village.
He also appreciated the organizers for their warm receptions given to him and his entourages.
Earlier in his welcome address, President MVYYA Vezota Veswuh said in the present global village, they had to make rapid progress without giving up their true “tradition, culture, values and customs.” He further stressed the importance of giving more emphasis on their “customs and traditional activities.”
Folk dance, folk tune, duet and traditional fire making competitions were the salient features dominating the “34thCultural Day and the Sukrunye” today which was attended by large number of villagers from Yoruba and neighboring villages, besides CPO President, prominent social workers from various Chakhesang villages.
Sazo along with Chitsoru Vasa enthralled the crowd by their duet folk song.
The function was chaired by YSU President, while the greeting was given by Chairman, Village Council Yoruba.