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More events at Kisama as Hornbill Festival enters day 6
Correspondent KOHIMA, DEC 6 (NPN) :
Published on 7 Dec. 2010 12:03 AM IST
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CASIO India Company Private Limited, a 100% subsidiary of 5.6 Billion (US $) consumer electronics giant Casio Computer Co. Japan, has unveiled CTK 6000, 7000 and WK 7500, 6500, its sought after line up of GenNext Professional Keyboards series.
The new range of professional keyboards were launched by Dr. Nicky Kire, MLA & Advisor, Music Task Force, Nagaland in presence of MGugs Chishi , Project Director, MTF, M. Naka, MD Casio India and K.Seth, Head-Sales and Marketing, Casio India, J.D. Miller, multiple grammy award winner.
Casio would also be honoring the winners of the contests at Hornbill national rock contest as the co-sponsors for the 2nd and the 3rd Prizes of Rs.2.00Lacs and Rs.1.00 Lacs.
At the launching programme, M. Naka, MD Casio India said, with the launching of new range of Professional Keyboards Casio has widest range of Keyboards and Pianos that catered to all which are associated with music from beginners to professionals.
Speaking on the association and launch, K. Seth, Head Sales & Marketing said, Hornbill Festival being the most auspicious festival of Nagaland depicting art, culture and music, this was the most apt occasion to launch the Casio range of GenNext Professional Keyboards. “Casio has been excelling with music instruments over years and this is the best platform where Casio is obliged to be associated”, he said while adding that the company has also brought next generation sound machines CTK 6000, 7000 and WK 7500, 6500 to the country.
Moreover, these Keyboards are developed keeping consideration Indian taste, all these profession series of keyboards are loaded with high quality Indian tones and rhythm.
Record sale of artworks at Kisama
The Artists’ corner organized by the department of art and culture in collaboration with the department of tourism has been a great boom at the Hornbill Festival 2010, Kisama.
According to art executive, art & culture Vilalhou Noudi numerous artworks on display and the live sketching on the spot was a great attraction throughout the days. A sale turnover of Rs1.5 lakhs has been recorded during the last six days.
The participating artists expressed gratitude to the dignitaries who have shown great generosity and patronage for the arts through their purchases and hope that the art scenario in the state will improve with their continued support in the coming years, said Vilalhou Noudi.
While expressing disappointment over the department’s inability to put up the yearly state art exhibition on ground of fund constraint, the artists thanked the chief minister, advisor for art and culture and the commissioner and secretary for providing this alternative at the Hornbill Festival. Deo Nukhu, the advisor for art and culture interacted with participants and officials at Artists’ Corner and expressed the need for permanent structure at Kisama for the arts.
Kids carnival attracting scores of children at Kisama
Kids Carnival, managed by Synergy Group Enterprises as part of the Hornbill Festival 2010 has been attracting scores of children at the Naga Heritage village Kisama.
Started in the year 2009 Kids Carnival was the brainchild of Kevilezo Kense and Kevitsu Doze from Synergy Group Enterprises. Despite running into a loss last year the spirit of these two young men are not deterred, and this year, they have managed to hire the giant wheel from Guwahati (though expensive) attracting more children at the Kids Carnival. Kevilezo Kense suggested for more inputs and feed backs from the general public, so that they would be able to organise events/programmes according to the likes of children in the coming years.Fancy show, singing, drawing/painting, essay and dance competition were the items organized by the Synergy Group Enterprise at the Kids Carnival this year.
Observing the response of children during last year’s Hornbill Festival, the Tourism department felt the need for a proper children’s park and the hillock (present Kids Carnival site) was revived into an attractive park, by spending an amount of Rs.2.5 crores, Kevilezo informed.
The Government through Tourism department have been supporting and encouraging Synergy Group Enterprise by extending financial assistance. Synergy Enterprises are a group of young people with main proficiency in event management having back up for organizing any event including lodging, catering, pandals, sound system, generators, café etc.
The Synergy Group Enterprises are also managing the 30 Thai group who are presently attending the Hornbill Festival 2010.
With event management picking up gradually in Nagaland, the two gentlemen sounded optimistic that young Nagas would get and opportunity for full time employment, if more tasks of organizing total event managements are out sourced to the event management groups.

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