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Write to stimulate your intellect: Dr. Temsula

Director NEZCC Som Kamei and Dr. Temsula releasing the book on Thursday. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, Mar 17 (NPN):
Published on 18 Mar. 2011 12:40 AM IST
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Noted writer and littérateur Dr. Temsula Thursday reminded young poets that the purpose of writing was to stimulate the intellect of a person. An eminent writer herself, Dr. Temsula also urged the young writers to inspire themselves and be a better human being. It may be mentioned that Dr. Temsula is an author of eight books, including five books of poetry and a collection of short stories. The Padmashree awardee said these during the inaugural programme of 4th Northeast poetry festival which was held at NEZCC complex as part of the NE spring festival.
Delving on the theme of the festival ‘child rights’, she cautioned the budding writers against complacency and pointed out that child rights was not a one-way affair. While underscoring the importance of knowing child rights by the children, Dr. Temsula urged them to understand and fulfill their responsibilities too.
Stating that materials gifts do not substitute love, she urged the children to cultivate a healthy attitude towards life with less emphasis on materialistic things.
Later, a book titled ‘Poetic Voices on Child Rights’ was also released in the presence of Dr. Temsula Ao and NEZCC director Som Kamei.
During the programme, budding ‘Shakespeare and Frost’ poets from across the region recited subtle verses on the theme ‘Child Rights’.
Sponsored by the Union Ministry of Culture, the 4th edition of the poetry festival received nearly 750 entries out of which 56 were short-listed and later brought out in print. The highlight of the festival also included a signature support campaign on child rights.
Meanwhile, as a follow up to the ongoing North East Spring Festival, North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) would be organizing “Outreach cultural exchange programme” with all the folk artistes from other Zonal Cultural Centres across the country at Jalukie on the March 18, 5pm. The same artistes would also perform at SASRD, Medziphema on the March 19, 5pm.
The outreach programme is part of the effort of NEZCC to bring national folk artistes troupes to all far flung areas of north eastern states to give a wide exposure in order to promote better cultural understanding. The programmes at Medziphema and Jalukie have been arranged with the assistance of local authorities. The ongoing Spring Festival at the NEZCC Complex would showcase “Traditional costumes show” of the North East on March 18, 5pm. The show is being choreographed by Imcha Imchen, a promising young designer from Nagaland.
Three couples each from NE states would display costumes of 43 communities representing eight member-states.

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