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CCpur to host 3rd World Zomi convention
Source: Hueiyen News Service / NNN

Imphal, September 04 2013: With an aim to create awareness, the Zomis or the Zo community settling at various parts around the globe will converge at the 3rd World Zomi Convention at Lamka , Churachandpur district in Manipur between October 25 to 27 under the theme, 'Marching on ....' , and then reason together on the means to be followed by the community in order to make them stand more united in the face of challenges generated by technological advancement.

According to the organising committee of the 3rd World Zomi Convention, Union minister of Surface Transport Oscar Fernandes , Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh and his cabinet ministers including MLAs and high ranking officials from the Zo-descendents have confirmed their participations as chief guest and in various capacities.

"As decades of tireless efforts put in by patriotic - socio- political leaders among the Zo-people gain momentum , the 1st World Zomi Convention was made possible to take place at Champhai in Mizoram , India , between May 19 to 21,1988.Three years later, on June 17 to 18, 1991, it was , for the second time , organized at Vanapa Hall in Aizawl .

However, the vision of the great leaders are yet to be realized and much is needed to be done in this respect," the organising committee of the 3rd World Zomi Convention said.

The program will get started from Lamka Public Ground, Hiangtam Lamka and wind up there in a grand concluding function.

During the observation of the programme, various cultural dances will be showcased by troupes of different tribes in addition to another cultural extravaganza which will be participated by troupes of many other tribes and communities.

A fellowship programme under the theme, "Be a Blessed Nation," will be held during the night at selected churches and another interesting features of the convention will be the singing of a "Halleluijah," song in unison by a conglomerate of selected choir singers from different churches.

And on top of that, a seminar under various topics will be conducted by scholars and intellectuals who have a vast experiences and knowledge in the field at Hiangtam Lamka.

"During the convention, a traditional heritage house will be set up and inside it various traditional costumes, clothes and other wearings in addition to traditional tools and implements of the Zo people will be deposited and displayed.

This is done with an aim to make the Zo descendants realize of their pristine traditions and glory and thereby drawing them closer to each through such a show.

This is the motive behind the observation of 3rd World Zomi Convention," the organising committee stated.


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