373 artistes from Nagaland to participate in Kumbh Mela

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Dimapur, January 12: Three hundred and seventy three artistes from Nagaland will be participating in the ongoing Kumbh Mela at Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh after every 12 years.
The Mela, which has been listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage and attracts world’s biggest gathering of people commenced today and will conclude on March 4.
Under the aegis of Sanskar Bharati, which seeks to promote regional arts and culture, Sanskar Bharati Nagaland will represent different arts and cultures of the tribes of Nagaland for which artistes have been selected from all the districts of the state. The days slotted for the participants from Nagaland are January 22, 23 & 24.
With special emphasis on the states of Northeast, two acres of land have been allotted to the NE states to set up an “Apna Poorvottar Pavillion” in which a Morung has been constructed to showcase the cultures of the Nagas. The arrangements have been sponsored by Sanskar Baharati and financed by the Ministry of Culture.
Briefing about the Sanskar Baharati Nagaland (SBN) core-committee, State coordinator T Amenla Jamir stated that Sanskar Baharati is a national organization aiming to promote art and culture in every states of India. It was in existence in Nagaland for almost ten years but no indigenous members were involved, but through the concern of all India general secretary Amir Chanchi who wanted the tribal members to be part of the organization a core-committee of SBN was officially formed comprising of 11 members from different personalities, in the month of July 2018.
Talking about SBN and the events, SBN advisor Dr Hesheto Chishi said that the primary objective of Sanskar Baharati is to relive the tribal cultural values and create a platform of livelihood focussing more on the rural artistes so that they are recognized and identified. He also highlighted the various activities under Sanskar Baharati till date. He also maintained that it will be the first as a core committee to part take in the National level activities.
SBN general secretary Esther Aye said that they will also be acknowledging personalities of Nagaland during the event. Members also mentioned that Governor and Chief Minister have also extended their well wishes.
The event is expected to attract 20 crore participants from 192 countries.
(Page News Service)