Kohima, November 24: Shilula T of Government Higher Secondary School Thangjam, Tuensang today emerged winner of the State Level Tribal Painting Competition among the tribal students of Nagaland.
The competition was organised by the Tribal Affairs Department as part of the week-long celebration of Jan Jatiya Gaurav Divas 2023 at DUDA Conference Hall Kohima.
Of the 14 students from different districts of the state, Shilula bagged the first position while Anguvika Kinimi of Cannan Christian Higher Secondary School, Monkokchung won the second position and Ruyivelu Phesao of Christian Mission Higher Secondary School, Chumoukedima was placed third.
Delivering the keynote address, Joint Secretary of Tribal Affairs Department Hito Sema said Jan Jatiya Gaurav Divas, which is also known as Tribal Pride Day is to commemorate the birth anniversary of Birsa Munda, a very prominent name in the struggle for India’s Independence, is dedicated to honouring the tribal people of the country.
It is celebrated as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav from November 15 to 22 and it is an initiative of the government to mainstream the tribes and give a roadmap for all round development, he said.
He also handed over the prizes to the winners – first Rs 20,000, second Rs 15,000 and third Rs 10,000 with certificates. Tribal Affairs project officer Imsumeren moderated the programme.
(Page News Service)