Kohima, July 7 (MExN): Bringing Tuluni festival greetings to the people of Nagaland, especially to the Sumis, the Governor of Nagaland, RN Ravi said, “Tuluni festival symbolises fraternity, solidarity, and sharing. It is celebrated to rejoice the most abundant and fruitful season of the year.”
“Although this great festival is being celebrated in an extraordinary COVID-19 situation this year with restrictions, I am hopeful that the festive spirit of newness and bonding would restore our faith and help us to overcome the difficult time,” he said while whishing, “may Tuluni festival remind us of our ancestors who found strength in one another, in good and bad times.”
The Governor also expressed hope that “Sumis will come together as a community and continue building and leading the Nagas from the front to overcome the challenge we are facing today.”
The Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, conveying Tuluni greetings to the Sumi community of Nagaland wished “for a bountiful season, peace and well-being of everyone.” Taking on his twitter handle, the CM wrote, “May the Almighty's protection be upon us so that we can celebrate as a community in the days to come.”
Dy CM and BLP leader Y Patton extending greetings to all the Sumis on the occasion of Tuluni festival stated that it is the season of bountiful yields. The Dy CM described the Sumis as one of the most vibrant and courageous people among the Naga community, and were always in the forefront during difficult times. “On this joyous occasion, on behalf of all the BJP legislators, I wish my Sumi brothers and sisters a very happy Tuluni and may it bring forth a stronger bond of friendship and unity,” Patton added.
The Ao Senden also extended their Tuluni festival greetings. It stated that while preserving the rich culture and tradition passed down throughout the ages with love and respect for each other, it is once again another time of festival of prayer to the almighty for abundance and protection towards all livelihoods. “It is therefore, our wishes that the festival will bring abundant blessings to all the denizens,” the Ao Senden added.
The NSCN (IM) UT also shared greetings to the Sumi Community on the occasion of Tuluni festival. “Let this festival bring peace and prosperity in whole Nagalim and continue to strengthen social bonds with other communities too,” it stated in a message.