Documentation of sole living festival of Zeliangrong Nagas
The North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur released a Research Documentation titled “Gaan Ngai” – A festival of the Zeliangrong Nagas of the North East India written by Dr. Jenpuiru Kamei at the Auditorium of Hotel Imphal on the 15th July 2012. The book documents the festival of Gaan Ngai, the only living festival of the Zeliangrong Community in Assam, Manipur and Nagaland with detailed field work.
Dr. R.K. Nimai, IAS, Commissioner (Art & Culture), Manipur was the Chief Guest. He lauded the efforts of the NEZCC for commissioning such important works. Further, Shri. Nimai requested the NEZCC team to take up documentation of traditional practices of dying and vanishing tribes of North East. Prof. N. Joykumar Singh, Department of History, Manipur University was the president of the function. Shri. Talinokcha, Joint Director, NEZCC was the Guest of Honour. The event was attended by a host of dignitaries including Dr. Sobita Devi, Director, Art &Culture, Manipur, Prof. Valalnghak, Director, Indira Gandhi Tribal University, Manipur, Students and elders from Zeliangrong Villages.