Kohima, April 01 (NEx): The Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi extended warm Monyu, Aoleang & Kundaglün greetings to the people of Nagaland, specially to the Phom, Konyak and Chang communities respectively.
The Governor extending Monyu greetings to the Phom community said, ‘During this occasion, Phom community seeks blessings for a bountiful harvest. Love, compassion, friendship and forgiveness are the significant essence of the festival. It is important to uphold the tradition of teaching ancient customary practices to the Youth of the community during this time, Ravi added.
Extending warm Aoleang greetings to Konyak brothers and sisters, the Governor said, it is an occasion for the Konyak community to pray for a bountiful harvest. It is also a time to reminisce the past journey through their ancient culture and traditions which are beautifully displayed during the festival, he added.
Ravi mentioned that the celebrations aim to promote peace and progress of our society, and that it is important for the youth of the community to acquaint themselves with the rich customs and traditions through celebrations of this premier festival year after year.
Also, the Governor extending warm Kundaglün greetings to Chang brothers and sisters, said that Kundanglün literally means festival commemorating the completion of field’s hut. Prayers are made for a bountiful harvest.
He said that a significant part of the festival is that the celebrations provide a platform for the Youth of the community to get acquainted with the spiritual and cultural richness of the Changs.
Further, the Governor urged everyone to celebrate the beautiful festivals keeping in mind COVID-19 protocols.