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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Film on North East dances released

(L-R) Director NEZCC Som Kamei IPS, Adviser Art & Culture, IT & NRE Deo Nukhu and Prof. M.K Sharma from CCRT Guwahati officially releasing the documentary film on the dances of the NE India, Friday. (NP)

DIMAPUR, Jan 20 (NPN) (Staff Reporter):Published on 20 Jan. 2012 11:03 PM
Source: Nagaland Post

Commissioned by North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) a documentary film on the dances of North East undertaken by research & documentation section in collaboration with technical team IMAK (New Delhi) was formally launched Friday by adviser art & culture IT & NRE, Deo Nukhu.

The documentary contains the visuals of Nagaland dance art forms.
Speaking as the chief guest, Nukhu spoke about the rich cultural heritage that India possessed.
Due to varied diversities “some Indians are even mistaken for a different identity by foreigners yet the best part was that everyone lives as a people in the country.” Nukhu said.

Citing the importance on the role of teachers, Nukhu urged the teachers from the other states who attended the programme to educate and inform the children/ students in every sphere of their lives.

Nukhu also said Nagaland needed an institution of fine arts and other new courses needed to be introduced in colleges/schools besides emphasizing on vocational courses.

Director North East Zone Cultural Centre, Som Kamei IPS briefing the audience at the screening stated that the documentary had indeed come out as world class documentary film and its purpose was not only to preserve but to disseminate and propagate the art to the world as well as make it more accessible to the younger generation and other masses.

It may be mentioned that in Nagaland Chapter, 18 recognized tribes have been covered and 36 dances have been filmed and documented. North East Zone Cultural Centre has also completed Meghalaya Chapter which would be released in Shillong.
Documentation team is also undertaking the project on Sikkim and Mizoram.

Those gathered at the screening were teachers from outside states, officials from members of centre for cultural research training Centre for Cultural Resources and Training, cultural troupes and others.

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