Noisy Neighbours from Dimapur wins Spear Corps’ ‘Fusion of the Bands’

Dimapur: Kunwang Wanghum from Dimapur and Lies and Lullabies of Kohima get first and second runner-up respectively

BY | Friday, 29 March, 2024

Noisy Neighbours from Dimapur has won the ‘Fusion of the Bands’ organised by Spear Corps of Indian Army at Bhagat Stadium, Rangapahar Military Station, Dimapur. The PRO (Defence) informed that the final event of the Hindi music competition for the youth of Nagaland was held on 28th March 2024, which was graced by Governor La Ganesan as Chief Guest.

The competition was conducted in three phases and saw the participation of bands and artists from all districts of the State. The first phase was an online audition phase, where 29 bands showcased their musical prowess. After a rigorous selection process, 12 bands were shortlisted to compete, after the semi-finals held on 26 March 2024 at Rangapahar Military Station. In the third and final phase, the selected bands and artists presented a captivated and vibrant musical extravaganza, showcasing their exceptional talent in the field of Hindi music.

Noisy Neighbours from Dimapur, was awarded Rs 3 lakh, while the first runner-up Kunwang Wanghum from Dimapur was awarded Rs 2 lakh and second runner-up Lies and Lullabies of Kohima received Rs 1 lakh.  Acknowledging the remarkable musical abilities of the finalists, each of the bands was awarded Rs 25,000.

Renowned guest artistes like Imna Yaden, Eva Rongmei, NK Naga, Akumsen Lemtur, Aloboli Kinimi, and the illustrious Prashant Tamang, Winner of Indian Idol Season-3, provided a musical spectacle of unparalleled grandeur during the final event of ‘Fusion of the Bands’.

The PRO further said that ‘Fusion of the Bands’ stood as a testament to the musical vibrancy and talent that thrives in Nagaland. It not only celebrated music but also nurtured and promoted the rich cultural heritage of the region. The unforgettable musical experience for both participants and audiences alike, cemented Nagaland’s position as a hub of musical excellence.

The event was conducted under Operation Sadbhavana, through which the Indian Army executes diverse initiatives on the basis of ‘Felt Need’ of the population. The projects are selected after carefully considering the local aspirations, in conjunction with local administration to ensure that there is no duplicity of the projects being shortlisted. Projects like National Integration Tours (NIT), Women Empowerment, Employment Generation, Education, Opportunities to Youth for Showcasing Talent and Development Activities towards nation building are planned and executed under Operation Sadbhavna.

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