Angami Krotho Delhi celebrates Sekrenyi at Nagaland House

New Delhi: Event serves as reminder of value of community cohesion and mutual understanding

BY | Tuesday, 5 March, 2024

The Angami Krotho Delhi (AKD) celebrated Sekrenyi festival, the primary festival of the Angami tribe, on 2nd March 2024 at the lush lawns of APJ Abdul Kalam, Nagaland House, New Delhi. The festival that signifies purification and renewal drew a crowd of over 250 attendees, it has been informed.

Aba Dolie, in his exhortation, encouraged members to aspire for bigger dreams beyond the confines of the capital, urging them to explore educational and professional opportunities abroad. He stressed the importance of unity within the community, emphasizing the need to carve out time amidst busy schedules to promote familial and communal bonds.

Among the guests were Wennyei Konyak, Joint Resident Commissioner, Kuolie Mere, Deputy Director (IPR) Government of Nagaland, representatives from the Naga Students’ Union, and other tribal unit representatives, alongside elders and members of AKD.

Earlier, the programme was chaired by Thejalhoukho Casavi and Khriepekreizo Belho prayed for the proceedings. Keneisenuo Metha presented a song at the gathering and the vote of thanks was delivered by Kereibinuo Senotsu.

A highlight of the event was Dr Kevisetuo Dzeyie captivating the audience with two Tenyidie geizo (poems), highlighting their role in preserving Angami cultural identity.

The formal programme was followed by traditional games like ‘tholei,’ offering attendees a chance to partake in indigenous games and immerse themselves in the rich cultural heritage of the Angami community.

Overall, the event served as a reminder of the value of community cohesion and mutual understanding, particularly for individuals residing far from their homes. It provided a platform for forging new connections and nurturing a deeper sense of belonging among the diasporic Nagaland community in Delhi.

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