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Charu Semwal and Amit Paul light up evening show

By EMN Updated: Jan 16, 2015 11:17 pm


The North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) Complex in Dimapur was abuzz this evening with more than 10,000 people attending Maati Ke Rang 2015.
The performances by Charu Semwal and Amit Paul. Semwal started the evening show with powerful numbers that pulled an ever growing crowd to the ground. From Dehradun, Semwal was a participant of Indian Idol Season 3 in 2007. Her voice reached out to the thousands of people gathered at NEZCC as part of a national cultural festival, Maati Ke Rang, that brings together artistes from all over India on one platform. It is organised by the Government of India’s Ministry of Culture. Semwal’s power packed concert was followed by singer Amit Paul. People swayed and hooted with the singer as he enthralled the audience with love songs. Eventually, he landed up making the people in Dimapur dance to his tunes with catchy Hindi numbers. Paul is a Bengali born in Shillong who started his career started after becoming a runner-up in the Indian Idol Season 3.
He has become a budding playback singer in the Hindi Film Industry. He has also sung playbacks for Bengali as well as Nepali movies. He has travelled almost every corner of the world for various shows. The sound at the ground burst in sounds when Charu Semwal and Amit Paul sang together, with the show ending only after 9 p.m.
Earlier, the evening show was opened by the Indian national anthem performed by Tali Longchar (73) and his team on the harmonica. The NEZCC appointed Longchar as Guru under its Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme in the field of harmonica during 2013-14. The Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme is meant to promote and preserve the vanishing art forms through the Gurukul way of teaching and providing training in different fields of traditional arts and crafts to the youth.
The Centre appoints eminent art personalities and masters in various art forms as Gurus to set up Guru Shishya Kendras to pass on their knowledge.
Maati Ke Rang 2015 will end on January 17, with the Governor of Nagaland, PB Acharya, attending the closing ceremony as the chief host.

By EMN Updated: Jan 16, 2015 11:17:14 pm