Kohima, July 7 (MExN): Extending warmest greetings to the Sumi Community on the occasion of Tuluni Festival 2017, the Governor of Nagaland PB Acharya said that Tuluni is a festival of great significance and is marked with feasts as the occasion occurs in the bountiful season of the year. This midyear festival is a time of communal harmony and merry-making for the Sumi’s through dance, songs and food and thanks giving to the deities for good fortune and blessings.
“Let us take time to thank Almighty for His unwavering love and blessing. Tuluni also celebrates solidarity, sharing and oneness,” the Governor summed up in his message issued through the PRO.
While saying that ‘Alukichimqo’ (kisans) are the ‘annadata’ (food providers) who work hard to provide for us, the Governor said, “Let us also remember and thank them for their hard work. The Central and State Governments have wonderful welfare projects for them including soil testing, Kisan credit card, National Food Security Mission etc to help in production and productivity. It should be our responsibility that these welfare projects are made known to them and motivate them to avail the services for their benefit.”
“Let us also continue to safeguard and promote the rich culture and traditions through our festivals and come together and rededicate ourselves to make the atmosphere conducive in our towns and villages for peaceful co-existence and for all round development in the State,” he added.
Conveying the greeting along with his wife Kavita Acharya, the Governor wish that “May the festival of Tuluni bring peace, unity and prosperity to the Sumi’s in particular and Nagas in general.”
Sumis urged to promote
solidarity and fraternity
The state Chief Minister, Dr. Shürhozelie Liezietsu also wished the Sumi community a happy and fruitful Tuluni celebration, the most significant festival celebrated by the Sumi Naga. “This important festival is a special time for them as they get to rest and celebrate the completion of a farming season of hard work in their paddy fields,” the CM conveyed.
The Chief Minister said that Tuluni is the most significant festival celebrated by the Sumi Naga tribe. This festival is celebrated to rejoice the most abundant and fruitful season of the year.
The practice of working together in groups is common for the Sumi agriculture farmers. The Chief Minister has urged all the Sumis to continue to work together and be the torch bearer in promoting solidarity and fraternity among the Nagas in order to bring peace and prosperity to all the Nagas.
Appeal for unity and brotherhood
The Democratic Progressive Party has also extended greetings on the occasion of Tuluni which is celebrated by the Sumi community. “We wish joyous success to all the programmes, functions and festivities that have been planned to commemorate the celebrations within and outside the State,” the DPP Communications & Media Wing in a press note.
While extending greetings, Democratic Progressive Party has appealed for unity and brotherhood under a spirit of oneness. “We hope that celebration of the festival in a unified manner will bring the Naga family closer to each other contributing towards strengthening of age old bonds and friendship and shorten our journey towards genuine peace,” the Party added.