DBHSS Wokha teaches students to preserve rich cultural heritage | MorungExpress
Class 12 students at Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (DBHSS), Wokha, learn traditional shawl weaving at the school premises on 25 July.
Wokha, July 25 (MExN): In an effort to preserve the rich cultural and traditional Naga heritage, students from Class 12 of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School (DBHSS), Wokha took part in a cultural activity including traditional shawl weaving, jewelry design , the making of traditional huts, the making of traditional fire, the making of bamboo plates and basketry in the premises of the school on 25 July.
Traditional shawl weaving and jewelry design were done by female students while male students participated in basket weaving, traditional hut making, bamboo slab making and traditional fire making.
A press release received here said that, mindful of the need to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Lotha community and promote skills development, the event was organized at the initiative of language teacher, Marcus Humtsoe.
“In this rapidly changing world, students are influenced by Western and foreign culture, which gradually makes young people forget their own culture and identity,” Humtsoe lamented. He encouraged the students to value the rich cultural heritage of the Lothas and pass it down through the generations.
Speaking on the occasion, Rev. Fr. TC Joseph, director of DBHSS Wokha, pointed out that two events including interclass penalty shoot-outs and a cultural program were organized in place of the centenary celebration of the Salesian congregation coming to the northeast of India.
Reverend Father TC Joseph said that students should learn about their culture and also appreciate the good of culture. “Students must not lose their identity with western education and all other imitations of different culture which may lose the values of one’s own culture.”