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FNR organizes painting exhibition

FNR painting

Dimapur, October 30: Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR) held its painting exhibition on the theme “Nagas without Borders- A year of Identity Makers” in DBIDL Hall, Don Bosco School Campus on October 30, 2021.

The painting exhibition was held to show the artistic concept of Nagas without borders. All together, there were 91 paintings for all the three categories. There were participants not only from Nagaland, but also Nagas residing all over India submitted their art work.
Reverend Dr. Wati Aier, Convener FNR spoke on the occasion and said, “We are marking the year of identity markers”.
He said, “We are limited and products of others’ imagination, and in the process, we are conditioned by artificial borders,” and commented that as a Naga, “we should not be exclusive but rather be inclusive in the land of Nagas.”
He further said, “We cannot limit ourselves by borders and we need to go beyond the obvious ones without allowing ourselves to be conditioned by the borders” and added, “We are making our common belonging and presenthood, so we should not live in a confined small world and allow ourselves to explore without borders artificially created.”
The results for the painting competition which was held earlier this year was announced by Theja Meru, Advisor TaFMA, Nagaland. There were three categories- Schools (Class 8-12), colleges (BA and above) and Individuals (above 25 years)for the painting competition held during the beginning of the year. For schools category, the first prize was won by Tsuzolu Rhakho, Class 10 student from Livingstone International, Dimapur and second prize was won by Shingmei T. Phom, Class 12 student from Longleng.
For the college category, the first prize was won by Lhounyutsu Suokhrie from Kohima, and the second prize was won by Suaihiamlung Panmei from Tamenlong, Manipur.

In the Individual category, the first prize was won by Toni Sumi from Wokha, and second prize by Arien from Dimapur.
The judges of the competition were Theja Meru, Advisor TaFMA, Ellen Konyak Imchen,FNR and Meren Imchen, Animator and visual artist.
(Page News Service)