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KOHIMA, Oct 5: Pochury Hoho Kohima organized Yemshe festival at Naga Solidarity Park Kohima on 5th October 2015 with Minister for School Education & SCERT, Yitachu and Home Commissioner Government of Nagaland, Neihu Thur as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for School Education, Yitachu said that festival of any Naga tribe signifies the unity and strengthen the old values common to every tribe. He said it was a special day to reevaluate oneself to look forward for a better relationship with the rest of the tribes. He reminded the gathering to have cohesion and harmony to live in peace with the neighboring tribes. He also encouraged the Pochury tribe to rededicate and commit themselves for peaceful development and asked them to renew friendship with the rest of the Naga tribe for a prosperous and peaceful life.
Guest of honor, Neihu Thur in his address said that Pochury tribe is the youngest tribe and also one of the most vibrant tribes in the Naga family. He said that Pochury tribe was given formal recognition as a distinct tribe within the Naga family in the year 1990. He said that the population of Pochuris stands at only 20,000 as per the census of 2011. He encouraged the gathering and referred to the Minister School Education & SCERT Yitachu as the Pochuris have been relying on him for the last consecutive thirteen years. He said Yitachu has never given up his responsibilities and is trying to lift his people. He called upon the Pochury tribe to come together and stand behind their good leader, giving their prayer and support to bring out positive vision for the people.
Delivering on the significance of the festival, Tarachu Fithu said that Yemshe is the premier festival of the Pochury people and it is celebrated as a preparation to usher the new harvest. Adding that Yemshe is the time when new friendships are made, he said that it is an occasion where diplomatic ties with neighbouring villages are made to be reaffirmed. He urged the Pochury people to come together and reset and chart out a fresh perspective towards a progressive community.
The function was chaired by Thsela Thupitor, President Pochury Hoho Kohima, welcome address delivered by President PHK, folk song was performed by Phoyisha group, folk dance by Meluri dance group and words of gratitude by Nyuretho. (DIPR)