Blended in Harmony: The participants from the different cultural troupes from different states posing for a group photograph after the ‘Harmony through Culture’ Programme at the IMC on Monday at Dimapur. (MExPix)
Dimapur, Dec 11 (MExN): The spirit of harmony triumphed, at least at Imliyanger Memorial Center, as various cultural troupes from different regions of the North East presented their traditional dances and songs at the ‘Harmony through Culture’ programme organized by the Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) here today.
The songs and dances from the people of the North East region echoed the same message that respect for other cultures cuts through all barriers of hatred to bring about unity.
The cultural performances from different communities of the North East region blended in a harmonious note and defined itself a word called ‘solidarity’, as t tribal songs, although a bit alien from the next and the words hard to understand, the participants appreciated it nevertheless.
Chandai Deb Burma, a participant from Assam confessed that he does not understand the meaning or the words of tribal songs, but he appreciated it on the ground that traditional music are from the North East region and that it emanates a tribal sound which he enjoys greatly.
Another participant, Parmeshwar, a lecturer from Manipur University who is a member of the cultural troupe from the same place said that different songs and presentations speak about the emotions of the culture of the North East. He hoped that such programmes would created stronger brotherhood in the Region.
When asked how they could appreciate the performances when the songs could not be understood, a lady social worker from Nagaland who did not wish to be named, said that in words are meaning expressing a deep and real essence of culture. She held opinion that music is one of the main platforms to express feelings.
No wonder, Dr Venuh one of the organizers when asked about the aim of the programme said that the organizers ‘expected to bring more understanding’ among the indigenous people of the North East region through the display of their cultures. However, he confessed that unity seems politically impossible but still he hoped that the programme would assert in the Nagas and the indigenous people of the North East they exist in a common world.
Also, Jebra Ram, President of ICIPT NEZ hoped that such programmes would be organized in the future and that it would bring about unity among the NE people. He hoped that the programme would achieve the aim of unity in diversity.
The NPMHR, supported by the NEZCC organized the ‘Harmony through Culture’ programme at the IMC in which different cultural troupes from the North East regions like the Mizos, the Assamese, the Tripuris and the Nagas each displayed their distinct cultures.