‘Government jobs not the only career option’

Kohima, November 25 (DIPR): The inaugural function of the 23rd Nagaland State Art Exhibition-cum-craftsmen workshop was held at the State Academy Hall Kohima on  November 25 with Commissioner and Secretary for Urban Development, Nagaland, Temjen Toy, IAS, as the chief guest.

In his address, Temjen Toy congratulated the awardees and thanked all the participants for attending the programme. He stated that this exhibition of Art and Crafts was an eye-opener for all, especially our youths who should exploit their capabilities and talents in arts and crafts. Stating that government jobs are not the only source of one’s career, but that art and crafts also promotes self-employment, the Commissioner urged the youth to take it as a career builder, as arts and crafts are job-oriented.

The chief guest also released a catalog of paintings on the occasion, which is organised by the Department of Art and Culture in collaboration with the Nagaland Art Society, Kohima. Earlier, the introductory speech was delivered by art executive, chairman Vilalhou Noudi, followed by welcome address by Additional Director for Art & Culture, Alem Longkumer.