Zeliangrong Solidarity Day held in Tamenglong

The occasion is being held in remembrance of the bold step taken to stop the tradition of ‘head hunting’ when the Zeliangrong people took an oath called ‘Chuk Thoibe/Chuk Thoibo/Chuk sumei’ on April 1, 1934.


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The Zeliangrong Union-Tamenglong zone observed the 87th Zeliangrong Solidarity Day at the conference hall of Zeliangrong House Tamenglong on Thursday. 

The occasion is being held in remembrance of the bold step taken to stop the tradition of ‘head hunting’ when the Zeliangrong people took an oath called ‘Chuk Thoibe/Chuk Thoibo/Chuk sumei’ on April 1, 1934, said former president Zeliangrong Union Assam, Manipur and Nagaland Dm Nganthonang during the occasion.

Emphasising on the need for Zeme, Liangmai, Inpui and Rongmei tribes to stand united as ‘Zeliangrong’, he also narrated how the Zeliangrong Union was formed as apex civil organisations of Zeme tribe, Liangmai tribe, Rongmei and Inpui tribe.

In his introductory speech, Dm Namdinang said that each Naga village was considered as one country and head hunting was practiced by forefathers. “However Zeliangrong brothers of Zeme, Liangmai, Rongmei and Inpui tribes came together and took an oath called ‘Chuk Thoibe/ Chuk Thoibo/ Chuk sumei’ to stop head hunting. After such an event, Zeliangrong brothers came together and formed an apex organisation,” he said. 

During the event, a two-minute silent prayer was also observed to pay homage and show respect to the departed former leaders which was led by former vice president of the union Dingsung Pamei. 

The programme was attended by leaders from Zeliangrong Women Union, ward chairmen, members of Zeliangrong Union-Tamenglong zone.

First Published:April 2, 2021, 1:10 a.m.

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