Two Nyokum Namlo today dedicated to the people of Yazali in particular and state as a whole by the Nyishi Elite Society (NES) President and Central Nyokum Celebration Committee Chairman Bengia Tolum at a function held at Yazali general ground amid huge gathering.
Addressing the gathering Bengia Tolum said that it was actually in the mind of the people of Yazali and specially the Nyokum festival celebration committee to have such a Namlo as the area have been celebrating Nyokum festival since 1968. This is the golden jubilee year for us and feel happy to have such an asset which need to be preserved for years together for multiple use by the people in general and community in particular.
He thanks the Urban Development Department specially the Chief Engineer cum Director Er Taba Tedir who initiated the scheme and get approval from the state government in the interest of the people and community. He lauded the state government for approving and the sanctioning the project.
He further appeal the members concerned to upkeep the property for the community and people of the area which can be leased out for special occasion for the community and tribes festival by which revenue can also be generated and can be used for its maintenance
Chief Engineer cum Director Urban Development Taba Tedir thanks the cooperation of the people of Yazali during the construction period of 8 months. He said that it was felt necessary to have such Namlo as he being the local inhabitant of the area also pursued the scheme to the highest level and get approved and also in view of the golden jubilee celebration of Nyokum festival at Yazali. The fund approved amounting to Rupees Two Crore Fifty Lakhs under SIDF 2016-17 was judiciously used for the purpose adn satisfied by the work done by UD Ziro Division led by deputy Director S C Maru
He informed that the site have been developed and land protection from the river measuring 100 mtrs , The first Namlo constructed at plinth area of 218.66 sqm with provision of Meeting Hall with changing room, Reception room, office cum computer room with toilet, toilet cum urinal for ladies and gents on both floor, on first floor traditional house with kitchen and store room. The facility of power supply with water have been complete done.
The second Namlo is for priest and its related activities
Both Namlo can be used for the purpose and handed over to the Central Nyokum Committee and handing over programme was also done.
Several eminent personalities of the area including Executive Members of Nyishi Elite Society, Central Nyokum Celebration Committee, HODs, PRI members and local leaders and general public of the area were present on the occasion.
Several cultural extravaganza and traditional sporting began on the occasion including preparation for the main celebration wherein chief Minister Pema Khandu and Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and host of dignitaries are expected to attend as guest.
The preparation is on war footing which was seen at the festival ground as the workers and committee members were busy in constructing stalls. The main podium and 6 traditional Namlo have already been constructed while traditional games and demonstration of traditional hunting and fishing will be done on the main celebration date.