Kohima: The Angami Public Organization (APO), apex tribal body of the Angami Naga tribe, is all set to celebrate 50 years of its existence on April 8 at Khouchiezie (local ground) in Kohima. 

APO president Razouvotuo Chatsu, on Tuesday informed that around 15,000 people from the it’s four ranges–Southern, Western, Northern, and Chakhroma,  are expected to be part of the celebration. 

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio will grace the occasion as the chief guest. Former chief minister Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu, and legislators–Dr Neikesalie Kire, Medo Yhokha, Zhaleo Rio, Zale Neikha, Khriehou Liezietsu, and Keneizhakho Nakhro, will grace the occasion as honoured guests. 

Chatsu informed that the celebration will be held to honor the tribal people, while also recognizing the contributions of people who served the organization. 

One special feature of the event, according to Chatsu, will be an address made by Zapuvisie Lhousie, first APO president. 

Convenor of the organizing committee, Neibou Sekhose, the year long activities for the golden jubilee celebration began in October last year. 

He said that the celebration will be a mark for the Angami tribe to forgive and make peace with one another, towards being united. Sekhose informed that 104 Angami village councils will be part of the celebration and flags representing each village will be hoisted by the respective village council chairmans. 

The event, exclusively for the Angami tribe, will witness traditional folk music and dance performances. For the first time in the tribe’s history, a unity dance will be perfomed by the congregation. 

In view of it’s golden jubilee celebration, a unity building is to be built in Kohima by the end of next year, for which each household belonging to the tribe will be making a contribution of Rs 50 per household. 

Following a formal session, an entertainment session will be conducted in the evening and the golden Jubilee celebration will conclude with performances by Naga legendary singer Methanilie Jütakhrie. 

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