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Nagas get a taste of the city

Nagas get a taste of the city
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A team of 20 village elders belonging to the Sumi tribe from Nagaland met Hyderabad district collector K Nirmala on Monday. The group, headed by Major Manoj Iyer from the Army’s 5 Assam Rifles team, was in the city as part of a four day national integration tour.

After visiting Charminar, Golconda and other historic places in the city, the group of Nagas called upon district collector K Nirmala

A team of 20 village elders belonging to the Sumi tribe from Nagaland met Hyderabad district collector K Nirmala on Monday. The group, headed by Major Manoj Iyer from the Army’s 5 Assam Rifles team, was in the city as part of a four day national integration tour. The tour was to give the elders of the village a chance to visit other cities in India and expose them to the developments taking place in the country.

The members of the tribe visited historic places in the city like Charminar, Golconda, Salar Jung Museum, etc. K Nirmala gave a warm welcome to them and explained the rich heritage, culture and values of the Telangana people and the historical importance of Hyderabad. The village elders felicitated the district collector with a shawl brought from Nagaland. The collector wished the team and presented a memento of the Charminar.

A member of the group from Nagaland receiving a memento from Hyderabad district Collector K Nirmala

The meeting was attended by additional joint collector Sanjeevaiah, HZSWO superintendent Madhavilatha and other staff members. The meeting was organised by district sainik welfare officer Lt K Praveen Kumar at the Hyderabad Collectorate Office. Speaking on the occasion, Praveen said, “Music is an integral part of the Naga’s life -- folk songs eulogising ancestors and the brave deeds of warriors and traditional heroes; poetic love songs immortalising ancient tragic stories; gospel songs that touch one soul and the modern tunes rendered exquisitely to set ones feet a-tapping. For Nagas, life is one long festival. The present educational tour has greatly helped in developing the general outlook of the elders.”

By:Ch Saibaba

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