Kewezü G Kenye and others at the Zhavame Youth Society Golden Jubilee celebration on January 4th. (Photo Morung)
Zhavame | January 4th
Kewezü G Kenye, the only member of the Rajya Sabha of Nagaland, today honored the Golden Jubilee celebration of Zhavame Youth Society (ZYS) in Zhavame village in Phek district.
ZYS was formed in 1971 to work for the welfare of young people by also ensuring that they are on the right track by regulating their affairs based on a certain set of rules.
The celebration of 50 years of the creation of ZYS took place under the theme “Let the past design the future”.
Complimenting ZYS on reaching its glorious 50 years, Kenye said, “50 years is a long time in human relationships and we are fortunate to have met to celebrate the occasion. “
He praised the pioneers for taking on the responsibility as custodians of Zhavame in different sectors while defending and working for the welfare and upliftment of the community.
Now that the village of Zhavame is one of the strongest pillars of the Chakhesang tribe, he said that Zhavame has a major role to play in the socio-political aspect of the Chakhesangs and the Nagas, “because we share borders. with other states and other tribes of Manipur. . “
In this, he called on the villagers to be peacemakers and ambassadors of the Chakhesangs in particular and the Nagas in general.
Expressing his deep concern at the current trends towards the loss of almost all cultural practices, traditions and the good virtues conferred by ancestors, he called on the people to review good character, integrity, honesty and good traditional practices.
The values of a good tradition, characters, strong morals cannot be bought in the market, he said and called on village authorities, women’s and youth societies to embark on the transmission of fundamental human moral values and the rich tradition and culture to the younger generation.
“We work and eat, while honesty has always been our principle, but today we fear nothing, love no one and have become shameless,” he said.
Calling it a very dangerous and volatile situation, he asked where were the naga headed?
In this, he stressed the need to revisit the rich tradition and culture.
Earlier, the MP unveiled the jubilee monolith in the presence of former minister Deo Nukhu on the village grounds and also released the souvenir.
Deo Nukhu, the main host of the celebration, also spoke on the occasion while the chairman of the Chakhesang Youth Front, Vezhodüyi Nakro, offered his greetings.
ZYS President Suokho Pohena delivered a presidential speech.
The occasion also witnessed a folk tune from the Zhavame Women Society, the indigenous song ‘Lalou’ by Danyi Movi & friends and a special number by Lisü Nukhu.
Rekha Rose Dukru presided over the inaugural ceremony.
Later, the chairman of the Zhavame village council, Zao Krocha, honored the cultural session.