Kohima, March 25 (NEx): The Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland presented North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) – Young Talent Artiste Award to 11 artists during an award ceremony held at Dr. Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan Kohima on Wednesday, March 24, 2021.
The Governor RN Ravi while congratulating the recipients said the award presentation programme was postponed earlier due to COVID-19 pandemic and with arrival of vaccine as well as the required protocols, he expressed hope that we would overcome the pandemic soon.
He said, over the years NEZCC has performed exceptionally well, but added that there is a need for course correction. “States are political entity and the core character is politics and power- there is aggressiveness in it, and culture is an attribute of society- there is harmony and it brings people together.” He said the character of states is getting imbued in the functioning of the zonal cultural centres, and added that culture of the state is basically the culture of the people living in a region and the continuum of it brings people together and we need to highlight it.
Governor presented the YTA Award 2018-19 to the following recipients: John Paleng (Folk & Tribal Dances & Songs), Debajit Deka (Mime), Rajashre Sarma(theatre), Shivam Saikia (theatre), Khumanthem Nganthoileima (Folk song), Haobam Hemlata Devi (Theatre), Milan Laishram (Painting), Dalariti Gratel Kharnaior (Folk song), Shovezo Keyho (Painting & Sculpture), Mhasiselhu Viyie (Sculpture)and Meribeni Ngullie (Beads Making).
Director NEZCC, Gouri Basu pronounced the welcome address and cultural troupes from Manipur presented traditional dances, said a press release from PRO to Governor.