Dimapur, October 21: In the hope to promote music and instill confidence, Christian values and leadership skills in children of rural villages, the Secheku Children Music Ministry founded by Khrowutso Letro, a young talented and accomplished musician takes music lessons to 13 villages travelling on a motorbike.
The 13 villages fall under Sucheku Area, a pocket of Phek District under SDO (C) Chizami Sub Division. The children, after receiving two Classes per month since March 2015, appeared for the Music Theory Examination conducted by the London College of Music and came out passing in flying colours. Seven students scored distinction marks of 90% and above, 5 passed in merit with above 70% and 8 passed with 60% and above marks.
Overjoyed with the performance of the students, the Secheku Children Music Ministry with the desire to acknowledge and encourage the students, decided to organize a felicitation programme for the successful students.
When this came to the knowledge of School Education Department, the department thought that the felicitation programme would be just the appropriate event to also launch the music curriculum under RMSA and which is being introduced as a co-curricular activity in government schools.
Accordingly, the felicitation programme for SCMM students cum launching of Music Curriculum under RMSA was held in Mesulumi Village Baptist Church in Phek District on October 18. The Additional Chief Secretary & Finance Commissioner, Temjen Toy did the honour of felicitating the successful by giving away certificates from the London College of Music along with violins for the top three and token cash incentives for the remaining 17 students.
He congratulated Khrowutso Letro for the work he is doing through the SCMM and encouraged the students to strive and excel and become assets to the society.
The Principal Secretary for School Education launched the Music Curriculum under the RMSA and announced that GHSS Pfutsero will be the first school to introduce the Music Curriculum. He informed that the Music Curriculum was approved by the Ministry at the centre on a pilot basis for Nagaland and aimed at adding colour to the School curriculum with the hope that it will also attract and retain possible dropouts in school.
He urged the students to Obey their parents in the Lord which is right and to walk in the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom.
The programme was chaired by Kevileno Angami, Mission Director, Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan which was attended by about 500 people including District Administration and School Education officials, village functionaries, Church leaders, well wishers, invitees, parents and children.
Rev. V.K. Nuh performed the act of blessing while Pastor of Sumi Village Baptist Church and Miss Lila Lea spoke on behalf of the parents and students respectively. The Music students performed 5 songs which were presented impeccably. (Page News Service)