: Citizens of Mokokchung town welcomed the New Year 2011 through songs, dances and fireworks at main Police Point area on December 31 with Mokokchung SP Bendang Lemtur IPS doing the New Year’s count down, the final seconds before midnight – the arrival of the New Year.
Thousands of denizens of the town thronged the main police point area on December 31 held on the theme ‘Heralding a new Hope’ organized by the Mokokchung Press Club (MPC) and sponsored by Mokokchung Municipal Council.
The programme which commenced from 9pm witnessed renowned local singers and comedians taking the stage entertaining the crowd till the arrival of New Year.
Among the artists who took to the stage were Naga Idol 2006 winner, Moanungsang, and ‘The Midnight Band’ presenting an array of songs much to the delight of the crowd.
A Christian group from the Somerset Christian College (USA) also presented popular Christian songs at the programme.
Other local artists like Arenla Lemtur, Arenlong and friends, Meyala and Longriwati (lead vocalist of Squadron), local dance group ‘Bomslank’ also entertained the audience with their free-style boogie. While it was a moment of merrymaking for many an audience, Mokokchung Press Club with an objective of reminding the people about the events that took place in the town in the year 2010, collected pictures of significant events like the Road Show cum Moatsü Festival, visit of NSCN (IM) General Secretary, Th. Muivah, M-Fest Twenty 10 etc., and presented a slide show.
The screening of the slideshows through projectors which was based on the theme ‘2010: The year that was’ was much appreciated by the audience, being ‘first of its kind’ show at a midnight service.
This was the second time that Mokokchung Press Club successfully organized the midnight service programme in the town. It may be noted that the MPC had earlier successfully organized a midnight service in the year 2008.
Meanwhile, MPC has thanked those who extended cooperation, moral and logistical support while organizing the event especially Mokokchung Municipal Council for sponsoring the programme, Mokokchung Superintendent of Police Bendang Lemtur, Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce and Industries, security forces, traffic personnel, forest department, Mokokchung Town Ao Baptist Church (MTBA), volunteers, artists and all wishers for making the show a grand success.