Cultural programme to bridge classical & folk dance of Nagaland held

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Dimapur, October 11: To honour and celebrate the diverse culture of India, North East Zone Cultural Center ( NEZCC) Ministry of Culture, Government of India, in collaboration with Vivekananda Welfare Foundation, ( VWF) organized a cultural programme titled, ” Bridging Classical and Folk Dance of Nagaland,” on October 11 at the Christian Higher Secondary school Auditorium, Dimapur.

The event was graced by Special Judge, POCSO Court, V Nyekha as special guest and Lolano Patton, DPRO Dimapur and Dr Hesheto Y Chishi, Indigenous Cultural Society Dimapur & President, Nagaland NGOs Forum as guests of honour.
Special Judge, V Nyekha in his speech said that one should go back and find their roots since “we have lost our culture and identity to other western styles”. He added, “We start the movement to bring back our culture to show the world the diversity of culture existing in our country.”
He also said that it is the right time to find our identity and revive our lost culture by promoting it all over our state.
He urged VWF Dimapur and NEZCC to give more publicity and encourage youths to bring out different cultures and bridge them to develop and reach out to more people.
He reminded about the philosophy of Government of India for reviving the culture of different states of India and urged the organizers for reaching out the message to all the other districts headquarters of Nagaland.
DPRO Dimapur, Lolano Patton said that the origin of both classical and folk dance is different yet both reflect the rich heritage and cultural diversity of India, it speaks volumes about the oneness and the sense of belongingness keeping in tune with the slogan ‘Unity in Diversity.’
She said it is commendable that NEZCC in collaboration with VWF has come up with a befitting program promoting the rich cultural diversity of our country and reminding the concept so that peace, harmony, and love would continue to spread and prevail through our rich diversified cultural heritage.
Hesheto Y Chishi in his speech said that culture is all about cultivating and honoring the roots of our culture that reflect the identity that is inbuilt in us.
Witnessing young people presenting on the stage about cultural programs with great enthusiasm makes him feel proud, he said and encouraged young people to value the culture to be deeply rooted with the basic ethics of our culture.
He mentioned that VMF is one of the most active NGOs in Nagaland whose works and practices are recognized by many. He said that he respects their humanitarian service for the upliftment of the people.

Chief Coordinator, Manisha Borkotoki delivered the welcome note while Secretary VWF highlighted about the activities of the Foundation.
Other highlights of the program included dance by Reya and group, fusion performance and felicitation of participants.
Vote of thanks was proposed by Coordinator, Priya Bhattacharjee. (Page News Service)