CNESPR celebrates 9th NE Annual Day in Delhi
Dimapur, April 12 (EMN): The Centre for North East Studies and Policy Research (CNESPR), Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi celebrated its 9th NE Annual Day in the Faculty of Engineering Auditorium, JMI on Thursday, April 11.
The NE Annual Day is one of the major highlights of the University’s cultural calendar and is part of the centre’s cultural extension activities with an aim to bridge the existing cultural gap between the Northeast and the rest of the country, according to a statement from CNESPR.
This year, the Tangkhul Models Team, Delhi, a group of models who works in different professions, including hospitality industry and corporate sector, showcased the rich cultural heritage of Northeast by displaying beautiful Tangkhul Naga traditional attires at the function. The Northeast Society: Gargi College depicted the unique and diverse culture of the region through its mesmerising Medley dance performance.
An update from the Centre informed that musical bands Red Light Passengers and the Frisky Pints enthralled the full packed auditorium, while Abhineet Mishra pulled off a wonderful performance with rich content that not only brought the house down but also took the audience through the recent socio-political issues around the country. It stated that Mishra’s take on the issues concerning the people from Northeast together and his unique way of presentation and engagement with the audience would help the people understand the region better.
Earlier during the programme, director of CNESPR Prof. Simi Malhotra, while delivering the welcome remark, acknowledged and thanked the North Eastern Council (NEC), particularly Ram Muivah, IAS, secretary, for his constant support and encouragement to all the activities of the Centre.
The purpose of celebrating NE Annual Day is to connect the unique way of life of north eastern people with the rest of the country through performances that exhibit diverse culture and dance forms of the region, stated CNESPR. Many renowned personalities in the field of culture, music and traditional art, including Soulmate, Alobo Naga, Lou Mojaw, Reuben Mashangva, and Mangka had performed at the event in the past.
This year’s event was organised by the Centre in collaboration with Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative (NCHCI), an independent not-for-profit organisation that is committed to preserving cultural and natural heritage. It was hosted by North East Students Association (Nesa)
CNESPR is the first such research centre on the Northeast to be set up in a central university and its vision is to play the role of a leading research and resource centre on the region for the academic community, professionals and policy-makers on key issues before the region and its neighbourhood as well as to create a bridge between field and policy, between the Northeaast and the rest of India, according to the centre’s website.
The Centre is committed to the key issues, including gender and discrimination, peace and conflict, ethnicity and identity politics, environment and climate change, and human rights. It seeks to achieve its objectives through workshops, seminars, lectures, research collaborations and cultural events as well as research, publications and extensive dissemination.