Dimapur, March 4 (MExN): Specially-abled artists from Nagaland took part in the first regional cultural event ‘Divya Kala Shakti: Witnessing the Abilities in Disabilities’ which was held at the Dorjee Khandu Convention Center in Arunachal Pradesh on March 4.
It was hosted with the objective of promoting and providing a platform to talented youths with disabilities to showcase their potential in the field of performing arts, music, folk dance, yoga and martial arts, etc.
Indigenous Music and Folk Art School of Indigenous Cultural Society Dimapur represented Nagaland at the event. The specially-abled artists from the State were led by children folkdance guru Kili H Chishi and Atuna H Chishi as coach and assistant coach, and escorts.
The team performed choreography of Sümi Naga folkdance and a traditional cotton spinning dance, synchronized with antique folk song and indigenous music.
Around 55 youths with disabilities from all the North East States took part in the event.
The event is was organised by the departments of Social Justice and Empowerment and Tribal Affairs (SJETA), WCD and Health, in collaboration with the Swami Vivekanand National Institute of Rehabilitation Training and Research, Cuttack, Odisha under DEPWD, ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India.