Chakhesang tribe of Nagaland celebrates Tskhenye festival

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Dimarpur (Nagaland), May 13 (ANI): Members of Nagaland's Chakhesang tribe recently celebrated Tsukhenye festival to mark the beginning of a new agriculture cycle. housands of Chakhesangs gathered at the Dimarpur Stadium to participate in the 'Tsukhenye' celebrations, themed 'Unity our strength'.

Organised by Chakhesang Hoho, Dimapur, the festival's main attractions were indigenous folk songs, dances, wrestling, and a dress-exhibition.

The five-day festival is also underlined the need to celebrate youth, reward the righteous and punish the wrongdoers.

Chakhesang tribe has two main dialects -- 'Chokri' and 'Kuzhale'. Interaction at the festival sought the use of dialects for bringing the community together.

"Through this kind of festivals, we come together and strengthen unity. Division will only weaken us. . Through these kinds of festivals, we encourage youthfulness and vitality and convey the message that by working together we can do lots of things," said S.K.Kenye, a participant.

"By coming together like this we learn to live with others. We are enjoying it," said Medo, another participant during the festival.

The Chakhesang tribe believes in living in harmony, which they believe will lead to peace, prosperity and progress.

"The infrastructural development and economic development are important. All this cannot happen, if there is no peace, unity and harmony. So far, I think, there is total peace in the alley," said Kuzholezo Nienu, Health and Family Welfare minister, Nagalandestivals like 'Ts|khenye' not only help in upholding India's indigenous culture, but also spread the message of unity and brotherhood among all. (ANI)

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