Texas Naga Fellowship holds 3rd Cultural Event

BY | Thursday, 14 March, 2024

The Texas Naga Fellowship held its 3rd Cultural Event at The Riley Center (Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth) on March 9, 2024. The cultural event aimed to raise fund to support Naga students in emergency or dire need and contribute to the overall welfare of the Nagas in Texas.

The master of Ceremony, Asha Sanchu, provided a brief history of the Nagas, highlighting their rich heritage and culture. Lanu Lemtur, Pastor delivered the opening prayer, followed by a Video Presentation titled “Then and Now,” showcasing the journey of the Nagas over time. Naga students enthralled the audience with various cultural attires and performances, including special Naga songs and traditional dances.

Amos Wilson Jamir, President of TNF, expressed heartfelt gratitude to all the supporters of the Nagas in Texas and beyond. Athsole Mero Olson was honored with a special plaque for her outstanding coordination of the event as Event Coordinator. The event ended with benediction and prayer by Husezo Rhakho.

Attendees also savored various Naga delicacies while participating in raffle ticket drawings for exciting prizes. Additionally, an array of Naga cultural attires was displayed, and attendees had the opportunity to participate in special photo sessions wearing these traditional garments.

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TNF, also recognized two outstanding Nagas for their contributions to America. Dr. Jonathan Vilasier Iralu was honored by the State of New Mexico for his exceptional service during the COVID-19 pandemic, with July 19 designated as “Dr. Jonathan Iralu Day.” Researcher Khengdauliu Chawang, a Ph. D. student at Southern Methodist University, was acknowledged for inventing cost effective sensor technology to prevent food waste. Her notable contribution was honored by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) at the 2022 IEEE Sensors Conference.

Established in 2006, the Texas Naga Fellowship aims to foster a sense of community among Nagas residing in Texas, which currently comprises approximately 80-100 individuals.

TNF extends warm greetings to the Naga community in India. For inquiries, individuals can connect with TNF via Facebook at Texas Naga Fellowship (Facebook page) or email at texasnagafellowship@yahoo.com.

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