St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama celebrated 4th Spring Fest on the 18th and 20th of March, 2017

The season of growth was celebrated in the form of Spring Fest the fourth of its kind in St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama with an ardent desire to achieve unity among the various Naga tribes on the 18th and 20th of March, 2017. The theme of the fest was “Retrospecting Roots”.

The program witnessed a fusion of cultural troupes with their elegant and captivating steps which once again rejuvenated our thoughts to the roots of our beginning. The loud drumbeats echoed the messages of our ancestors to the present time and one could feel the call for integrity. Rev. Fr. Anthony R. Dukru, the Vice-Principal in his welcoming address warmly welcomed the chief guest Dr. Vilhousa Seleyi (President, Angami Public Organisation) and introduced the 4th Spring Fest and its importance.

The chief guest in his message said that the culture of Nagas is the strength of the Nagas. He said that the culture from outside should be discouraged, we need to acknowledge our own culture and should not try to imitate from Hollywood or Bollywood. He also said that to grow as a society we need to have a very strong hold in our roots (i, e Naga Culture), if root is week we will fall. He thanked the college management for giving this wonderful opportunity to the students to value and preserve the unique Naga Culture through Spring Fest and motivated to organise it as an Inter Collegiate Competition from the next year.

After the Fest was declared open by the chief guest, a series of competitions followed including Folk dance, Modern Dance, Snail Eating Competition and special appearances by Mr. Alobo Naga (Singer & Producer), Ms. Virie (Singer) and Stark of River. On the 20th March 2017 the Ethnic Fashion Show and Beat Contest was held and a special number was presented by The Exhibit.