Kohima, November 26 (NEx): The Department of History, St. Joseph University, Nagaland on November 25, organised a virtual event under the theme “Every day Practices and crafts that connects us to the past”.
The PRO to the university in a press release on Wednesday informed that the event was conducted with an aim to learn, preserve and remember the rich Art and Culture of the Nagas and appreciate the amazing history of various tribes.
In the event, videos of different arts were displayed, showcasing talents, skills and creativity. Students from different semesters displayed their talent in the form of Traditional Bamboo cooking by Ms Lomi Shohe, Sukhaholi Sumi, and Mr. Kumsuto Chopy (UG 5th SEM). The art of fire lighting was done by Mr. Lunso (UG 3rd SEM), who gave an insight of how our ancestors actually made fire in the olden days.
Traditional Earlobe ornaments by Changtola (UG 5th SEM), displayed the rich vibrant colours, elegant dress and ornaments being overshadowed by modern means of art and which needs preservation for its uniqueness. Basketry and traditional bamboo works by Fuchamo and wochamo (PG 3rd SEM) highlighted the importance of bamboo resources.
Further, the PRO added that the Traditional miniature Naga house by Wochumo (UG 5th SEM) and wood carving methods by Tsuhzelu Ringa (UG 3rd SEM) illuminated on Naga arts and crafts with simple traditional tools. Folk songs (Aneojikhi Khun) and tales were performed and narrated by Kiuthrun Yimchunger (UG 3rd SEM) and Kaizuniu Kaurinta (UG 5th SEM) respectively.
The event was supervised by Dr. Avinuo Chupuo, HOD, Department of History, and Assistant professors Ms. Mhonlumi L Tungoe, and Ms. Anuvolu Rose. It was chaired by Mr. Kamugha K Chishi (PG 3rd SEM), welcome note delivered by Vika Sumi (UG 3rd SEM) and meaning of Art and Culture expressed by Petekhrienuo (UG 5th SEM).
The event was successfully attended by 101 participants and concluded with a Vote of Thanks delivered by Thaisinglung, President (History Department Association), the press release read.