Naga Students in Delhi to celebrate Golden Jubilee

The main Golden Jubilee celebration of the Naga Students’ Union, Delhi (NSUD) to be held this Friday, on 18th October 2013 at Thyagaraj Sports Complex, INA, New Delhi, from 1:00 PM onwards, with the Union’s first president (1963-1964) Dr. Aryo Shishak, who now lives in Pennsylvania (USA) to grace the historic calendar.

As part of the event’s commemoration, the 50th NSUD NITE will also see NSUD Inspiration Award, cultural attire walk and indigenous Naga cuisine, and the veteran band Soulmate from Shillong will headline the closing ceremony.

The first leg of its glorious celebration kicked off with the theme “The motto@50: Pause, Rewind and Play” on October 7 and 9 at Polo Gound, Delhi University, graced by Oscar Fernandes, the Union Minister for Transport, Road and Highways, as Chief Guest.

The two days ‘Indigenous Delight’ witnessed a 16 traditional Naga games which included archery for men, arm wrestling for both men and women, cock fight, javelin throw, greased pole climbing for men, wrestling for men, Naga wrestling, blind strike for men and women, basket binding for women, fire- making for men, chicken- catching and yarn spooling for women. The Indigenous Extravaganza ended with the highly anticipated Naga F1 race.

NSUD_Tug of War

(The indigenous game Tug of War in full swing during the Indigenous Delight festivities on the 7th and 8th October as part of Naga Students’ Union, Delhi’s first leg of its Golden Jubilee celebrations in New Delhi. Photo by: Maivio J Woba)

The Union established in 1963, with a few handful of members. Today it is the largest Northeast Students’ body in the national capital. It consists of twenty-one Naga tribes from the Northeastern states of Nagaland, Manipur and Assam, with a student membership of about 10,000, and an associate membership of about 12,000 belonging to the working/UPSC aspirants category. All in all there are about 22,000 members enrolled with the union this year. NSUD is one of the oldest students’ organization formed by Indians from outside Delhi.

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