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Cultural prog, kid’s carnival mark Hornbill Fest- day 2
Dec 2:
Published on 3 Dec. 2010 12:40 AM IST
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‘Roots & Shoots’, ‘Kids Carnival’ inaugurated
Dubbed as the North East, with the theme ‘Roots and Shoots’, NEZCC Dimapur organized a cultural programme on Thursday at Heritage Complex Kisama. The sister states presented various cultural songs, dances and songs much to the delight of the crowd. Meghalaya displayed one of their most popular sport and past time of Khasi community, archery. Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Yitachu and commissioner and secretary, Himato Zhimomi also tried on their archery skills. A group of sports person from Arunachal Pradesh also played two different indigenous games of the Nyishi tribe from Arunachal Pradesh. The games were Dopo and Bobo, the risky rope game which requires balance, trick, energy and stamina, while Mizoram played the famous game Insuk Nawr and indigenous style of wrestling Inbuan during the event.
Meanwhile, as part of the Hornbill Festival, 2010, the much awaited ‘Kids Carnival’ 2010 started on Thursday with fancy dress competition. In the fancy dress competition, the first prize was bagged by Faith Belho of G. Rio School and was awarded a cash of `1000, while the second place went to Lewete Therie, Vineyard school with cash award of `500. The judges were K. Chabu Rio and Kuchi T. R Zeliang.
On December 3 at 1pm, there will be singing competition. The competition is categorized for the students in three Groups – Group-A (Class 1 to 3), Group-B (Class 4 to 6) and Group-C-C (Class 7 to 9). The participants of singing competition are to bring their own sound track, and for the painting/drawing, participants have to bring their own water colours/ tools. Papers for painting will be provided for the participants. Students should report to the venue at 12:30 noon, half an hour before the competition begins.
ABKK presents ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’
The Angami Baptist Khriesarii-ii Krotho (or the Angami Baptist Youth Fellowship) on Thursday evening presented on stage famed Andrew Lloyd Webber’s composition- Joseph and the ‘Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ at Union Baptist Church Kohima. Directed by Kethoser Kevichiisa, the musical was performed as part of the ongoing Hornbill Festival. Rev. Nieu Vihienuo on the evening said that proceeds of the show from free-will offering will go towards the ABKK Convention which will be held in January 2011. The ABKK comprises nine Churches and members from these nine Churches participated in Thursday evening’s show. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat will be performed on Friday as well at Union Baptist Church Kohima at 6pm.
American Centre offers scholarship for students
Director of American Centre, Kolkata, Chad P. Cummins told Naga youth on Thursday to avail opportunity of studying in the US through scholarship offered at the American Centre.
Interacting with young professionals held at The Heritage as part of the ongoing Glocal Films festival, Cummins said scholarships and students’ exchange programmes can be availed under US-India Education Foundation. Stating that North East India was isolated from mainland India, Cummins expressed his interest to promote youth from the north east.
Academic programmes for students and other professional programmes in US on short and long term courses are offered through the centre. The interaction meet was also attended by Rai Barua, information assistant, Press and Information, American Centre; alumni of American centre exchange programmes. Students, young professionals including singers, artists, and dancers attended the meet.

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