Kohima, Mar 12 (ANI): Sumi better known as 'Sema Naga' recently celebrated the 100th anniversary of their migration from Zunheboto to Nagaland.
Sema is one of the major tribes of Nagaland recognized for its martial art skills. Initially, they inhabited the district of Zunheboto, but have now spread all across the State.
Chief Minister Nephiu Rio, who inaugurated the daylong festival to celebrate the anniversary, underlined the need to spread the message of harmony and unity among Nagas and live like a family.
"Though there are many different tribes among the Nagas, we should be together and live like a family. There should be no differences amongst us and should promote the message of brotherhood and unity," he added.
The festival, which was celebrated under the theme of "United we stand", helped young Sumis to better understand their culture and tradition
"The message to the young people or future people is to live in cordial relations, unity and try to understand each other as we have lived together for hundred years so that we may live for hundred years again. We want to see all Nagas being united and living under one umbrella," said Tohovi.
"The cultural displays in various forms it show that the unity, oneness and love that has been expected by the people," said Gloria.
Nagaland has about 40 small and big tribes which have their own unique culture and traditions.
The majority of the Sumis live in Nagaland, although many Sümis have migrated outside Nagaland for work and education. The Sumi is one of the recognized scheduled tribes of India. (ANI)
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