The NAGA DAY kaleidoscope

The NAGA DAY kaleidoscope
Dr. Neikiesalie (Nicky) Kire, a Member of the Nagaland State Legislative Assembly, is seen here praying alongside others at the Naga Day celebrations held on Wednesday. Rajya Sabha MP from Nagaland, KG Kenye, also attended the program to encourage the coming together of ‘Nagas without Borders,’ the theme for the first Naga Day. (Morung Photo)
Rev. Dr. Zelhou Keyho, General Secretary of the Nagaland Baptist Church Council and President of the Nagaland Joint Christian Forum, took the stage to commend the coming together of Nagas as one people but also pushing to dissolve the “divide in our minds” (Morung Photo)
Naga Day is looking ahead at the future but it is also reaffirming the past—“those seemingly tiny acts of courage by our mothers and fathers…” Rev. Dr. Wati Aier, Convener of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation, made a passionate speech bringing to the Naga people a new vocabulary of socio-cultural change. (Photo by Soreishim Mahong)
Young volunteers seen here offering tea to guests at Naga Day 2018. (Morung Photo)
Lunch was prepared by various tribes and, after a prayer, distributed systematically by young volunteers to guests wrapped in leaves on the occasion of the first Naga Day. (Morung Photo)
Naga Day merchandise, produced by various Naga businesses and youth organizations, and books were on sale at the Naga Day Souvenir Stall, Kohima Local Ground on Wednesday. (Morung Photo)
A giant screen projected the Naga Day proceedings as they were being broadcast live over the internet for those who could not attend. Seen here on screen is Athong Makury of the Council of Naga Affairs, Myanmar, speaking on Wednesday at the Kohima Local Ground. (Morung Photo)
Members of the Forum for Naga Reconciliation lined up for a photo in front of the stage, with members of the Naga Choir on it, after the successful completion of the Naga Day program on January 10, 2018. (Morung Photo)
Shwisho Lorin, a student of Tetso College, Dimapur, presents a perspective on behalf of young Naga people. (Morung Photo)
“Help us to reconcile. Help us to understand that Nagas are the chosen people,” said Rev. Y Chingang Konyak while offering the invocation for the first Naga Day celebrations bringing together Nagas from across borders at the Kohima Local Ground on January 10, 2018. Naga Day was organized by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation. (Morung Photo)