Yimkhiung Union Kohima celebrates “Metümnyo”

Kohima: H. Haying urges the Yimkhiung community to fulfill their duty as indigenous citizens and continue to make positive contributions to Naga Society

BY | Monday, 8 August, 2022

The Yimkhiung Union Kohima celebrated “Metümnyo”, the premier festival of Yimkhiung (Naga) on 8th August 2022 at the official residence of S. Keoshu Yimkhiung, Advisor for IPR & Village Guards, Government of Nagaland, with H.Haiying, Advisor for Prisons, Printing & Stationery as the Special Guest for the occasion. The program was chaired by K. Asang & Runshito Lims and the invocation was pronounced by Wongtokiu Pastor, YBBK. The welcome note and significance of the festival were delivered by A. Akum President, YUK, and K. Lotan, Advocate respectively. Songs were presented by the Yimkhiung Cultural Club and Youth Department, YBBK, while President ENPUK and S. Keoshu Yimkhiung exhorted the gathering.

Haiying, speaking at the occasion, urged the Yimkhiung community to be good decision-makers in every sphere of life to enjoy the fruits of hard work, and also be thankful. He further appealed them to make more positive contributions to Naga Society and fulfill their duty as indigenous citizens of the country.

Keoshu Yimkhiung while acknowledging the gathering elucidated that “Metümnyo” had a comprehensive meaning and interpretation which was beyond the “soul-wrapping” feast. He encouraged all to preserve and acknowledge the proper and authentic history of their culture and tradition while educating and spreading awareness to the younger generation to keep their legacy alive.

The formal function was followed by a display of indigenous games like Top Spinning, Pole Climbing, Meat biting, Tug-of-War, etc.


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