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CHSS wins inter-school choir competition

Winning choir Chandmari Higher Secondary School presenting a song during the choir competition on Saturday. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, OCT 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Oct. 2010 12:12 AM IST
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Chandmari Higher Secondary School (CHSS) Kohima was adjudged winner of the first ever inter-school choir competition held on Saturday under the aegis of ‘Unlock Entertainment and Treeline Foundation’ while Mezhür Higher Secondary School was placed as runners up.
Initiated as an awareness campaign against global warming under the theme “Saving mother earth”, the competition witnessed choirs from 11 schools in Kohima singing “Heal the World” by Michael Jackson as a common song. Another round of song based on the choir’s choice was also followed.
Participating schools included Mount Hermon School, Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, St. Mary’s School, Christ King Higher Secondary School, Little Flower Higher Secondary School, G. Rio School, Ministers’ Hill Higher Secondary School, Mount Sinai School, and Model Higher Secondary School.
The winning choir was awarded with `10, 000 with tree saplings; while the runner up received `5,000.
The judges were Khyochano Ngullie as chief judge, Alfred Pase, Chumbeni Odyuo and Ajungla Tsudir.
Markings were determined on creativity, originality, diction, intonation, pitch, diction, presentation etc.
Chief guest for the occasion, commissioner and secretary, Planning and coordination, Tourism, Art and Culture, I. Himato Zhimomi asserted that it was time people thought collectively to protect the environment.
He led the huge gathering of students in taking a pledge to plant at least one tree in a year, not to spit ‘paan’ on the roads and to stop using plastic bags.
While stating that a revolution in the society could be achieved by accepting such small steps, he also pointed out that there was no source of recycling wastes in Nagaland, which he termed as a big challenge for the government.
He also urged school teachers to educate their students on environment protection and issues concerning global warming and ecology decay.
Himato further said the theme for the competition “saving mother earth” was appropriate to music competition, adding that music besides praising God, is also dominated by the environment.
Formed recently in 2010, ‘Unlock Entertainment’ is an event management that specializes in art and music.
Julian Jasokie, production manager of ‘Unlock Entertainment’, said the choir competition was a starting point for many more inter-school programme ahead.
The group also assured to conduct similar competitions in other districts of the state.

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