1st Nagaland Red Carpet Social Awards presented

1st Nagaland Red Carpet Social Awards presented

DIMAPUR, JANUARY 4: A total of 19 people from Nagaland who have excelled in their respective fields and made a positive difference in the Naga society were felicitated today in 1st Nagaland Red Carpet Social Awards held here at IMC Hall, Dimapur.
Organized by Mumbai based Find Studioz, the first edition of the award ceremony had renowned Bollywood actress Mahima Choudhury as the celebrity guest besides Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, Sushil Kumar Patel, IAS as the chief guest.
Speaking on the occasion, Mahima said that she has a deep love for the culture of Nagas and has a number of Naga shawls in her home. She said that she has been visiting Nagaland from her very early years and always had felt happy visiting the Northeastern region.
Appreciating the endeavors and works of film producer Rebecca Changkija Sema, who is one of the co-founders of the award show, she said that Rebecca has achieved much and is now a Bollywood producer and recognizing the ‘unsung heroes’ of Nagaland is a great initiative. DC Dimapur, Sushil Kumar, extending New Year greetings said that there is a hero in each one of us and there are heroes amongst us and there is a need to recognize those heroes. He said that such recognition would motivate them to do more good works in the years to come.
Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, C Apok Jamir who also was present during the ceremony called it a noble cause to recognize the unsung heroes who, according to him, make the society a composite one.
Rebecca in her speech said that the unemployment rate in the state is alarming and questioned why people need to depend on government to change the society.
She called people to have vision and that true blind people are those who don’t have visions and asked people to help each other. She also expressed that the whole arrangement for the program was accomplished in mere fourteen days.
Co-founder and director, Shiraz Henry revealed that Find Studioz would be bringing out two to three Bollywood movies this year which were shot in parts of Northeast and have Naga artists involved.
The ceremony also had a number of beautiful performances put up by different groups including Abiogenesis, Hill Theatre, Kartik & group, T.I.M.E and Richa Production besides two thoughtful performances by special children.
The awards were given in four categories i.e., sports /entertainment/ art & culture, education/ literature and activists/social entrepreneurs.
Complete list of winners:
1. Sangti Konyak (social activist).
2. Sifu Zhenito Awomi (All India great grand master, Kung Fu).
3. NK Keny (child and women rights activist).
4. Zhokhoi Chuzho (actor and martial art expert).
5. Keyisuiding Lungalang (9 times international and national gold medalist, martial arts).
6. Zinen Nillo Kath , Watipongla, Awa (actors).
7. T. Lima Naro Jamir (first Naga custom designer in Bollywood) .
8. Niketu Iralu (educationist, social activist).
9. Zhimomi Brothers (entrepreneurs).
10. Nekhoto Tunyi (athlete).
11. Cynthia Kolakhe (artist).
12. Vikhili (differently abled handicraft maker).
13. Jenpu Romgmei (social activist, founder of CAN YOUTH).
14. Silverline Academy (school for special children).
15. Nagaland Motorcycle Club (for charities and humanitarian social activities).
16. Sentipokla Jamir (entrepreneur, social activist)
17. Hill Theatre (theatre).
18. Jonathan Rongsen Longkumer (cricketer).
19. Sandemo Ngullie (cartoonist).