Nagaland

Governor R.N Ravi, CM Rio extends Tsokum & Yemshe greetings

Nagaland Governor R.N Ravi, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio extends Tsokum & Yemshe greetings

Kohima, October 04 (NEx): The Governor of Nagaland, Shri. R.N Ravi, Chief Minister, Shri Neiphiu Rio extended warm greetings to the people of Nagaland, specially Khiamniungan and Pochury community on the occasion of Tsokum and Yemshe festivals respectively.

Tsokum Greetings;

Governor’s greetings message reads: Tsokum is celebrated to invoke blessings for a bountiful harvest and to avoid any unforeseen misfortune among family members during the time of harvest. Apart from celebrating the festival with great pomp & gaiety, it has the underlying essence of promoting unity, peace and harmony. Sharing and giving are wonderful practices observed during the festival.

During Tsokum, boys and girls take part in traditional games and sports which help in developing a sense of mutual understanding and cooperation at a young age. It is important for our children to carry on the culture and tradition, Ravi opined.

Today, as we observe the festival in this extraordinary situation, together with you, I pray the Almighty bless everybody abundantly, Ravi stated.

Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in a tweet said, ‘Happy Tsokum to the Khiamniungan community of Nagaland. May the Almighty bless you all with a bountiful harvest. My best wishes for your well-being, peace and prosperity’.

Yemshe Greetings;

Governor’s greeting message reads: ‘Yemshe is a harvesting festival and the Pochury community rejoice the fruit of their hard work during this time.’

“Our Pochury friends also share their produce, exchange gifts and care for one another. Another beautiful practice is the enthusiastic cleaning of the village by the people”.

Traditional dances and songs as well as the other good characteristics of the festival passed down by our forefathers ought to be preserved by the younger generation, he added.

As we celebrate this beautiful festival today, may God bless everybody with good health, peace of mind and prosperity, Ravi wished.

Taking to twitter, Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio greeted the Pochury community on the occasion of Yemshe. May the harvest festival foster goodwill and oneness amongst all section of people, he said.