GSPK inaugurated at Chuchuyimlang

Nagaland News

CHUCHUYIMLANG, June 1: To preserve and uphold the rich Ao Naga cultural folk songs and dances, a Guru Shishya Parampara Kendra (GSPK) was inaugurated at Chuchuyimlang under Mokokchung District on Tuesday.

Delivering the inaugural speech, Ao Sanen Pongen, chairman of Chuchuyimlang Village Council appreciated the Ministry of Culture, Government of India for introducing and funding the Guru Shishya Parampara (centre for learning culture) scheme with a vision for preserving the rare and vanishing art forms of tribal societies across India and transmitting the valued cultures and traditions to the upcoming respective generations.
Pongen said that while certain art forms can be preserved through documenting, it was more important to open Kendras / centres to preserve and transmit the rich folk songs and dances to young talented children. He encouraged Guru Chubatozung and his team to strive in preserving and promoting the rich Ao Naga folk songs and dances as envisioned by the Ministry of Culture.
It may be mentioned that Guru Chubatozung was selected recently by the Ministry through North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur as Guru (Teacher) and to establish the GSPK for training young people to preserve the Ao Naga cultures. He will be assisted by Tsukjemtoshi as accompanist and train four Shishyas (disciples/students) per session.

The inaugural programme included opening prayer by T. Lima Pastor, welcome address by Guru Chubatozung and accompanist Tsukjemtoshi highlighted the norms and functioning of the GSPK centre.
(Page News Service)