Imphal, Sep 5 : With an aim to create awareness, the Zomis or the Zo community settling at various parts around the globe will converge at the 3rd World Zomi Convention at Lamka, Churachandpur district in Manipur between October 25 to 27 under the theme, 'Marching on ....' , and reason together on the means to be followed by the community in order to make them stand more united in the face of challenges generated by technological advancement.
According to the organising committee of the 3rd World Zomi Convention, Union minister of Surface Transport Oscar Fernandes; Chief Minister of Manipur Okram Ibobi Singh and his cabinet ministers including MLAs and high ranking officials from the Zo-descendents have confirmed their participations as chief guest and in various capacities.
The program will start from Lamka Public Ground, Hiangtam Lamka and wind up there in a grand concluding function. Various cultural dances will be showcased by troupes of different tribes in addition to another cultural extravaganza by troupes of other tribes and communities.
A fellowship programme under the theme, "Be a Blessed Nation," will be held during the night at selected churches. A seminar under various topics will be conducted by scholars and intellectuals with knowledge in the field at Hiangtam Lamka.
During the convention, a traditional heritage house will be set up and inside it various traditional costumes and clothes in addition to traditional tools and implements of the Zo people will be deposited and displayed.
This is done with an aim to make the Zo descendants realize of their “pristine traditions and glory and thereby drawing them closer to each through such a show.”