Nagaland Governor presents awards for distinction in field of Arts, Music & Literature on I-Day

Kohima: Kevisedenuo Margaret Zinyu (Arts), K. Lolo- Arts (Pottery), Among Jamir (Music) K3M Band (music) awarded on I-Day

BY | Tuesday, 15 August, 2023
Governor La Ganesan, CM Neiphiu Rio along with Kaisa Rio, CS J. Alam and Governor's Awardees for distinction in the fields of Arts, Music and Literature 2023 at Raj Bhavan, Kohima

Celebrating the 77th Indian Independence Day, the Governor of Nagaland La Ganesan addressed the function of the Governor’s “At Home” and also distributed Governor’s Award for distinction in the field of Arts, Music & Literature on Monday, at Dr. Imkongliba Ao hall, Raj Bhavan, Kohima.

On the auspicious occasion, the Governor extended his warm greetings to everyone. Expressing that it is a day of dedication and remembrance of our freedom fighters and their struggles and sacrifices for this great nation Bharat. He urged upon everyone to also remember and pay homage and respect to all our heroes and great personalities from all walks of life and professions whose contribution have made us all proud and have taken our country towards the path of greatness and prosperity.

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Nagaland’s Governor also congratulated all the winners and achievers. He said that their contributions have made our state richer and have made us feel proud. This award is a testament to their talents and hard works and he hoped that it will be a motivation for them to achieve greater heights in life.

The Governor stated that our country is unique for the fact that it is home to people from every major world religions, races and cultures. He underlined that this plurality is also manifested and diversified to the fields of fine arts, dance, music, food, dress etc. He said that everyone is proud of our rich cultural heritage and diversity. La Ganesan added that despite of this diversity and plurality, we have still managed to emerge as the world’s largest and a vibrant democracy.

During the program, the governor said that from the times of the great kings and emperors, India has always promoted fine arts including music, literature, dances etc. and because of this patronage, India has always been blessed with art and literary geniuses whose names adorn the pages of many academic and literary books the world over. The governor further said even the present central government places great importance to the promotion of our cultural heritage. He stated that art, music and literature are the perpetual essence of civilizations. They are substantially important to a society’s identity, making lives richer and more meaningful, he said.

He also mentioned that the Hornbill festival is a great window for promoting our culture to the outside world. He urged the people to keep in mind that knowledge is never limited to the boundaries of the academics.

Governor La Ganesan handed over the Governor’s Award for distinction in the field of arts and Music to the recipients. The awardees included Kevisedenuo Margaret Zinyu (Arts), K. Lolo- Arts (Pottery), Among Jamir (Music) and K3M Band (music).

The Chief Minister of Nagaland Neiphiu Rio saluted the pioneers and the people who had sacrificed for the freedom of our country. Rio, highlighted on Youth empowerment how the British saw our rich culture and traditions and hence, protected the Nagas and their culture. He said that Nagaland has always been blessed with lots of talented people. The beautiful dances and songs that our forefathers passed down the generation was a medium of communication as well as a mode of education to preserve our rich heritage.

He congratulated the recipients and said that it is a privilege for them to receive such an award. But he also reminded that this privilege comes with responsibilities and therefore urged them to continue to promote themselves and teach their talents and knowledge to the younger generation so as to lead the society to greater heights.

The program was also attended by the Deputy Chief minister Y. Patton, Speaker NLA, ministers, Lokayukta, Advisors, MLAs, bureaucrats, Police and military officers, NGOs and other special invitees

Earlier the Chief Secretary & Chairman of State Selection Committee J. Alam IAS also addressed the function.

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