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Posted on Nov 15, 12:39PM | UNI
Dimapur witnessed a mammoth gathering during the Ahuna festival celebration of Sumi community organized by Western Sumi Youth Front at the district sports complex stadium yesterday.
Nagaland Governor Nikhil Kumar who was the chief guest said while the state is progressing in terms of material and technology, 'it is just right that we go back to our roots and celebrate our cultural heritage.' He congratulated the organizers for making the festival a 'wonderful combination of both modernism and ancient cultural past.' The governor recognized the ability of the Sumi community for making a mark in organizing such landmark festival.
Meanwhile, US Senator Paul Strauss who also joined the celebration, expressed happiness to be a part of the festival.
Cultural performances were presented by Chekiye, Lukiqhe/Shevishe and other Sumi villages besides special numbers by other cultural groups.