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‘Rock Knock Fest’ for positive living
Correspondent KOHIMA, MAR 22 (NPN):
Published on 23 Mar. 2011 12:03 AM IST
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‘Rock Knock Fest’, a five hour programme of live music and career guidance solely driven for positive living, will be held on March 30 at 12noon at Kohima local ground.
Initiated by Jetlagged Inc. under the theme “A positive life is knocking at your door, open it and live it!”, ‘Rock Knock Fest’ would be a campus fest sort with rock music, food stalls, talks on career, values, civic sense and healthy living, and strictly prohibiting alcohol and tobacco.
Briefing media persons at Ozone Café Tuesday, event director Dr. Tolto Metha from Jetlagged Inc. said that the fest has been organized especially for students who recently completed their final examinations to help them with opportunity to choose the right career through resource persons. He also stated that since music is one area where young people are most attracted to, felt the event would be most apt for youngsters as rock bands would be delivering message of positive living through their music.
Stating that Kohima was one of the fourth most influential cities in the country, Dr. Metha underlined the necessity of creating awareness on the importance of cleanliness and civic sense in Kohima. Rock bands to be performing at the fest include Black Rose featuring Menguse Suokhrie, Off, Eximious, Grafitti.
The resource persons are Niketu Iralu, social worker and awardee of Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration; Pfheluophelie Kesiezie, chairman of Kohima Educational Society and administrator of Northfield; Ate Kevichüsa, television show director; and Shan Kikon, pastor of Faith Harvest Church Kohima. Jetlagged Inc. further informed that around 5000 students from Kohima, Dimapur and Mokokchung are expected to turn up at ‘Rock Knock Fest’.
With flyers being given out in schools and colleges and assurance received from heads of institutions to send their students, the group are optimistic for a big turn out.
Tickets will be priced at `20 and will be sold at Ozone Café, Dream Café, and various schools and colleges.
The event partners include Aircel, XL, The Heritage, Portrait, Unitex Inc., Dream Café, Ozone Café and M/s S. Khing & Co.; supported by Music Task Force, KLAS Enterprise, Chabou & Co, L&T (Hi tech constructions) and other well wishers. The press conference on Tuesday was attended by Asen Jamir, event secretary and Kevi Shürhozelie, event coordinator, and also members of Black Rose, Off, Eximious and Grafitti.

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