That there is an inexplicable sense of liberation in taking pride in ones roots, is a fact that has stood the test of time. No matter how far we may be from it, one’s connection to where one comes from is as sanctimonious as the umblical bonds of one’s childhood. Keeping up with the same spirit is the ongoing event being held in the Capital, called The Motto@50: Pause, Rewind and Play, organised by the Naga Students Union Delhi (NSUD) as part of their golden jubilee celebrations which started yesterday and will conclude today. The event will see people from the Naga community playing traditional games, which will eventually be open to participation to the observers.
“No other student union from the north east has ever done something like this. It is like going back to our roots, to reach out to the mainland. Our initiative is to invite people in the city to come, participate and observe the original traditions and games of Nagaland,” says Lhusisato Iralu, president, NSUD.
The games to be featured on the second day will be Naga wrestling, oiled pole climbing, basket binding race, chicken catch and fire making. “This is the first time we are doing something like this. Depending on the response this year, we may make it an annual event. We want to maintain and showcase our culture,” Iralu adds.
Catch it here
What: The Motto@50: Pause, Rewind and Play
On till: Today
Timing: 9.30am to 5.30pm
Where: Rugby ground, University of Delhi
Nearest Metro Station: Vishwa Vidyalaya on the Yellow Line