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DKSU on showcasing hidden talents
Staff Reporter, DIMAPUR, Dec 12:
Published on 13 Dec. 2008 12:31 AM IST
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With the objective of providing a platform for showcasing hidden talents and to encourage them, Dimapur Kyong Students Union (DKSU) organized a "Talent Nite" at Town hall, Dimapur Friday with Editor Nagaland Post, Geoffrey Yaden as chief guest. Speaking on the occasion Geoffrey Yaden described talent as an essential ingredient that should be developed through exposure so as to be useful in playing their roles for progress of society. Lauding the organizers for their initiative in organizing the programme, the chief guest hoped it would not only provide a platform for the budding talents but set them on a course of purposeful pursuit. He opined that if young people were fully engaged with purposeful pursuits that are positive, it could change their outlook and help create a psychological environment for peace. On peace, the chief guest said peace must begin with oneself and that real peace comes from knowing Jesus Christ He also urged those present at the programme to be an encouragers rather than mere spectators. The chief guest said one's talent must not be operational only in music but also expressed in fields of art and literature to enrich society. He said fully developed talents are assets to society, for peace and development. Turning towards music, he said "music is described as a universal language" adding, like every language, which has good and bad words, music too is the same. He said good music was constructive as it brings happiness, encouragement and inspiration. On the other hand, bad music infects the mind with spirit of rebellion, hatred and cynicism that is destructive, he added. He also encouraged the talents to promote a fusion of music of Naga traditional and western contemporary. He stressed on the need to promote wholesome music and unity of diversity of talents to complement efforts for a progressive society. Highlights of the programme included songs by different youths with a 10 year -old Pideno stealing the hearts with her rendition of "everything you do" and "wide open space". Another young boy, 12 year-old A. Shanchothung impressed with his rendition of "home sick". .Other items included presentations New noises from Patkai, special number by Naga Idoal finalist 2008-Mhathung Patton, Violin recital, dance by LDDS, musical piece by Tumcho Odyuo and Hindi song. More than 30 participants took part in the talent nite.

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