Nagas celebrate annual seed sowing festival of Lui-Ngai-Ni

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 25, 2013 11:40 hrs

Nagas in Manipur recently celebrated their annual seed sowing festival of Lui-Ngai-Ni, unique to their cultural.

Considered to be one of the biggest festivals for Nagas, Lui-Ngai-Ni, was celebrated in Chandel district in Manipur with pomp and gaiety, under the theme of "Weaving Peace through Culture"

Naga folk dances like the war dance, weaving dance, and seed-sowing dance were showcased. Nagas were joined by members of other communities like Meiteis, Kukis and Gorkhas in the celebrations.

"By celebrating this festival we want to convey a message of love, peace and harmony among the different communities and wish for a bright and prosperity future in our state," said RT Revertson, Organizer.

Meanwhile, the Nagas in Guwahati were also seen celebrating the festival with great fervour.

The event organized by the Tangkhul welfare association of Guwahati was attended by different communities. Different Naga tribes such as Anal, Chothe, Lamkang, Moyon, Monsang, Tarao and Maring showcased their spectacular folk dances and songs.

"We have invited non-Nagas as well to showcase our culture and the same time reminding our young fellows , young generation that we have one culture and one identity," said Hopingson, Organiser, Tangkhul welfare society, Guwahati.

"It's a beautiful festival that they are holding here they have display their beautiful and rich culture it has been organized very well and people from all over have come together hope they will hold it every year so that we also come back to watch again," said Dr. Dipa Das, a visitor.

The festival promotes peace, harmony and prosperity while upholding the rich Naga culture. (ANI)

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