Cultural Interpretation Centre at Chizami village inaugurated

Kedousi-u M Rio, Director of Tourism walking through the exhibition space.

Kedousi-u M Rio, Director of Tourism walking through the exhibition space.

Chizami, November 23 (MExN): A Cultural Interpretation Centre (CIC) was inaugurated at Chizami village in Phek district on November 23. The project ‘Cultural Interpretation Centre - Library & Museum (Phase II)’ was sanctioned under MPLAD fund (2018-2019) by Swapan Dasgupta, then Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha and implemented by North East Network (NEN).

The CIC was built with the objectives of showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the local communities for awareness and education; facilitate inter-generational and inter-cultural learning and sharing; harnessing talents, skills and knowledge of community people, especially of young people, and provide space for creative expressions, stated a press release. 

Keduosie-u M Rio, Director of Tourism, Government of Nagaland inaugurated the Centre. In her address, Rio, while appreciating the effort in cultural rejuvenation stressed on the importance of prioritising women's health, which is the foundation for building a home and community that thrives. She also stressed on the importance of engaging young people in appreciating local culture through experiential education. 

The inaugural programme was attended by 91 participants representing various community based organisations, government departments, church, community elders, women collectives, NEN staff from Assam and Nagaland, and well wishers.

Highlights of the programme include speeches, performances, exhibition of textiles, seed and bamboo diversity, Journey of NEN Nagaland through photographs. Menoulhou Domeh, Pastor CTBC pronounced a Prayer of Dedication and closing prayer by K Thopi, Pastor CBC; welcome address by Tamara Law Goswami, Executive Director of NEN, presentation on Vision and Objectives of the CIC by Seno Tsuhah, Advisor NEN, and Financial Utilization Report of the Dilo, Administrator, NEN; short messages were delivered by Biswajit Kumar Das, representative of Swapan Dasgupta, former MP, Shyamal Mukherjee, Chief Administrative Officer, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Delhi, and Veyielo Doulo, Addl. Director, Department of Tourism.