TINSUKIA, Jan 7 � Wihu Kum, which is the traditional harvesting festival of the Tangsa Nagas, was celebrated at the Malow Pahar village near Ledo in Tinsukia district on Sunday.
The insigne was hoisted by the �Lukam Tonglum� (president) of the Tangsa Naga National Council. Prayers to the forefathers was offered by Phulim Hakhun and a cultural procession was also taken out to mark the occasion. In the celebration, traditional songs and dance was performed by the cultural troupes from the different sub-tribes of the Tangsa community.
Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar, Parliamentary Secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Jibon Tara Ghatowar, chairman of theTribal Development Council, Manjela Shingpho, president of All Assam Gaonburha Association, Hukoto Sema and many other dignitaries attended the festival.
The festival, it may be pertinent to add here, is celebrated for offering thanks to the Almighty as well as to pray for a bountiful harvest in the coming year.