Wednesday, February 21, 2024

PCI organizes dance, song competition

Peace Channel International (PCI) October 28 organized folk dance and group song competition for the peace club members of Dimapur district at Assisi Hall Dimapur with rector of Good Shepherd Seminary, Dimapur Rev. Dr. Solomon Vizo as chief guest and director of indigenous cultural society, Dimapur Dr. H. Chishi, music director, Dimapur Ao Baptist Arogo (DABA) Tali Longkumer and dean of studies, GSS, Dimapur Rev. Fr. George Keduolhou as panel of judges.
Addressing the occasion, Fr. Solomon Vizo pointed out that today’s step was the beginning of tomorrow’s mile and urged upon the students to cultivate and promote peace in daily life, adding protection of tribal songs and dances was an urgent need.
He also expressed happiness over the hard work that “Peace Channel” was striving to protect the dying culture of the society, Youth Centre Desk, Dimapur stated in a release.
Delivering a message, Dr. H. Chishi said that promotion of culture was the only way to build peace in the region.
“It is the right time to contextualize and inculcate cultural aspects of the society,” he said adding “our cultural dances convey tremendous meaning of our lives and culture should not limit to only conventional set up but let it grow with us.”
Tali Longkumer of said that “creativity in our culture should not diminish the originality of our culture and such competitions can really bring lots of awareness and enhance the peace building process of our society.”
Candidates from Pilgrim school, St. Clare school, St. Paul higher secondary school and St. Clare school, Assisi walked away with trophy and certificates as first prize, second prize and third prize respectively.
Earlier, the program started with welcome address from Ms. Atoholi coordinator, meanwhile Assisi candidates presented special number while Mr. Pius proposed vote of thanks. The prizes were sponsored by P.C. Solutions. The program was compeered by Ms. Martina. Program was concluded with peace anthem, the release stated.

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