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Nagas celebrate "Lui-Ngai-Ni", a seed sowing festival


Nagas celebrate "Lui-Ngai-Ni", a seed sowing festival

Manipur, Feb 21 (ANI): A festive mood prevailed in Ukhrul district of Manipur as people wearing exotic headgears, traditional costumes and ethnic ornaments celebrated Lui-Ngai-Ni festival. "Sowing in tears, reaping in joy" was the theme of the two-day seed sowing festival organized by the United Naga Council, Manipur.

On the occasion, the God of crops is invoked to shower his blessing on seeds so that farmers get a bumper harvest.People showcased traditional folk dances and music and enjoyed indigenous games. A fashion show was also organised on the occasion.

Another attraction of the event was blowing of horns by elders.Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang inaugurated the event. Naga folk dances like the war dance, weaving dance and the seed-sowing dance were also organized.

Various Naga tribes, including Anal, Mao, Maram, Zeliangrong and Monsang presented spectacular folk dances and songs. Various Naga tribes including Anal, Mao, Maram, Zeliangrong ,Monsang, Poumai, Lamkang, Poumai,

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