Euphonic from Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) Chümoukedima wins the ‘Battle of the Bands’ held at RCEMPA Jotsoma, Kohima on September 9. (Morung Photo)
Euphonic from Patkai Christian College Chümoukedima bagged the title of ‘Battle of the Bands” held at RCEMPA Jotsoma near Kohima on September 9.
‘Battle of the Bands” is a beat contest for college and higher secondary students in Nagaland, organised by the Department of Youth Resources & Sports, Government of Nagaland and curated by Task Force for Music & Arts (TaFMA).
Euphonic band received a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, which was handed over by Imkongmar, Advisor for Minority Affairs and Sericulture.
Stereo Groove from Clark Theological College Mokokchung and The Hope Maverick from Hope Academy, Chümoukedima stood second and third position and received a cash prize of Rs 70,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively.
Five Consolation prize winners- Wangngai Band (Wangkhao Government College, Mon), DPSD (DPS School, Dimapur), The Cassiopeiae (Holy Cross Hr. Sec. School, Dimapur), Front Fern (Queen Mary Hr. Sec. School, Mokokchung) and Call of Sublime from Tetso College Dimapur were awarded with Rs 10,000 each.
Earlier, the opening ceremony was chaired by Kethosituo Sekhose, director youth resources and sports, Nagaland while welcome address was delivered by Wezope Kenye, Commissioner and Secretary for Youth Resources; and Sports & Parliamentary Affairs Nagaland.
The Nagaland Civil Service (NCS) band led by Anthony Ngully, Secretary for Youth Resources and Sports, Nagaland and The Spectrums made a special apperance as well.
The judges for the event were Moanungsang, Alobo Naga and Iuli.
The standard of music is rising every year in Nagaland, said Alobo, commenting on the event.
Ruopfuzhanuo Whiso hosted of the event while the vote of thanks was proposed by TaFMA project director Dr Hovithal Sothu.