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KOHIMA, Dec 7: Eastern Commander Lt. General MMS Rai AVSM, VSM graced the 7th day cultural programme of Hornbill Festival 2014 as Special Guest on 7th December 2014 at Naga Heritage village Kisama. He was accompanied by his lady wife Mrs. Kiran Rai who also the President of Eastern Command Army Wife Welfare Association (AWWA); Parliamentary Secretary for Vety. & AH and Treasuries & Accounts Vikho-o Yhoshu; Advisor Tourism E.E.Pangteang; GOC 3 Corps Lt. General Bipin Rawat and Mrs Rawat and other officials.
The cultural troupes who participated in the morning session included Saramati Rekhiangpong Dancing Club Salomi Village (Yimchungru)- Tsungkam Neo/Neo-do Neo; Bhunmnyu Cultural Troupe (Phom)- Folk Dance; Aosungkum Cultural Club Mokokchung (Ao)-Drama; Dimasa Cultural Troupe Dimapur (Kachari)- (War Dance); Phiro Cultural Club Wokha Town (Lotha)- Pounding of rice; Tuophema Village Cultural Troupe (Angami)- Indigenous games; Kuki Cultural Troupe Inbung (Kuki)- Salu Lam/Salha Kon (Folk Dance); Meluri Cultural Troupe (Pochury)- A-he and Khiamniungan Cultural Club Tuensang (Khiamniungan)- Jam Hang.
Parliamentary Secretary for Urban Development Zhalio Rio, Parliamentary Secretary for Forest Dr. Nicky Kire, Advisor Tourism E.E. Pangteang, Commissioner & Secretary for Industries & Commerce M.K. Mero and Legendary Musician Vinnie Moore attended the cultural programme of the afternoon session. Different cultural troupes from various tribes of Nagaland participated in the cultural programme with their dances and songs. The cultural troupes were as follows: Teragvunyu Youth Dengme Cultural Troupe (Rengma)- Singinyu Gen Keran Lu (Folk Song); Garo Historical 8 Cultural Society Dimapur (Garo)- Rugala Chokra or Rugala Dance; Longsoh Wotzo Cultural Troupe (Kunyak)- Mai Pu (Ballad); Mbaupungwa Village Cultural Troupe (Zeliang)- Folk Dance; Phelungre Women Society, Kiphire Town (Sangtam)- Folk song; Changun Cultural Society Tuensang (Chang)- Laaugh ngabu tetsida; Chekiye Women Cultural Group Dimapur (Sumi)- Kugha Kiche Tsa (Short play) and Dzulhami Village Cultural Troupe (Chakhesang)- Dzulha Rri whu lizzo (Ode to the Dzulha warriors). (DIPR)