State governor Nikhil Kumar and wife Shyama Singh organised a cultural programme in honour of the President of India Pratibha Devisingh Patil and her husband Dr. Shekhawat, at Raj Bhavan, Kohima on Wednesday.
The Chakhesang choir enthralled the visiting VVIP and the audience with the number ‘Halleluyah’ while the Hope Centre for Excellence a group of professionally trained musicians led by Nise Meruno, presented ‘Amigos Para Siempre’, ‘Tears in heaven’ and ‘We are the world’, with a touch of folk fusion arranged by Nise Meruno.
The cultural programme also featured ‘Divine Connection’, a gospel band and the most recent achievers of the reality show ‘Rock On’ hosted by MTV and winners of the 2011 edition. They presented a medley selection of music including Vande Mataram which stole the show, stated and officials bulletin.
Another highlight of the evening was the fashion show, showcasing a blend of traditional and modern attires of the 16 tribes of Nagaland.
The programme held at the banquet hall Raj Bhavan was attended by state chief minister NeiphiuRio and wife, his cabinet colleagues, parliamentary secretaries, administrative heads of department, officials of the president’s entourage and NGOs.