Morung Express News
Kohima | June 13
The Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü Üsou’s Memorial Award for Music giving away ceremony was held on June 13 at Ministers’ Hill Baptist Church, Kohima where five students were awarded. Naiba Konyak, Advisor, Nagaland Bamboo Development Agency graced the award ceremony as the chief guest.
Naiba Konyak spoke on the art of Japanese management and the importance of music in a growing society, which is crucial for peace and cooperation. “Within a few years, music has grown so much that one day we may conquer the world,” said Konyak.
A tribute to the late Rev. Dr. was paid by Samir Thapa, Headmaster, MHBHSS. In his speech, Samir Thapa stated that Üsou was a gifted musician, spiritual leader and social activist whose immense love for music and Christ influenced and touched many lives and who propagated progressive ideas to Naga society.
Vivikali K Yeptho, Immanuel School Zunheboto who gave the acceptance speech on behalf of the awardees appealed to the government to create more jobs for music teachers in the government and education sectors as music in Nagaland is gaining more avenue where it is not just taken for entertainment but more youth are opting it as a profession.
The programme was chaired by Thejangulie Zao while Bible reading and prayer by Rev. Pelhousehu Belho, Pastor, Khedi Baptist Church. Aleu Usou conducted the presentation of awards. Words of encouragement were delivered by Dziesevolie Tsürho, Academic Officer, NBSE.
The award was initiated in 2009 with six former recipients, is organized by the Rev. Dr. Neiliezhü üsou’s Memorial Society for Music Excellence. This year five students have received the award namely Neizelhounuo Suokhrie, Northfield, Khikha, Petenei Tacü, The Vineyard School, Kohima, Vivikali K Yeptho, Immanuel School, Zunheboto, Atounuo Rutsa, Christian Hr. Secondary School, Dimapur and Pelelhounuo Kuotsu, Christian Higher Secondary School, Dimapur.