The District Institute of Education and Training (DIET), Mokokchung was abuzz with cultural expressions as it celebrated its Cultural Day enthusiastically on Thursday, 19 October.
The event, held at the institute’s auditorium, was themed “Manifesting Culture,” and brought together students, faculty, and staff to showcase a variety of cultural performances.
Temsuwapang Longchar, the Principal in charge of DIET Mokokchung, delivered the exhortation, emphasizing the significance of cultural heritage and its role in shaping future generations.
In the Ethnic Show Competition, where students showcased their cultural pride through various ethnic attires, Tianaro Imsong and Mayangnungba Jamir were adjudged the winners.
The audience was also treated to a play titled “A Tale of Kongliang,” presented by second-year students, based on local folklore.
In the Folk Song Competition where participants showcased the melodic and rhythmic aspects of Naga culture, ODL (Open and Distance Learning) trainees, who are the in-service Hindi teachers, won the competition.
A Folk Dance was performed by D.EL.ED trainees while Subongkala, an ODL trainee, stole the show with a solo performance of a Hindi gospel song.
Adding a touch of diversity to the celebration, a special appearance was made by ODL trainees who performed a Punjabi Folk Dance.
“Maiden Voice,” a performance by a first-year student, captured the essence of the theme, “Manifesting Culture.”