Cultural & music prog in honour of Princess of Thailand
KOHIMA, FEBRUARY 26
An entertaining and impressive cultural and music programme was organised by the State Government in honour of Her Royal Highness (HRH), Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand at the Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Performing Arts (RCEMPA) Jotsoma on February 25 evening. On arrival of the Princess, the Chief Minister of Nagaland, Neiphiu Rio, Minister for Tourism, Art & Culture & Election, E.E. Pangteang and MLA & Advisor Music Task Force, Khriehu Lezietsu received and escorted the Royal Highness to the auditorium.
Later, MLA & Advisor (MTF) felicitated Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn at the seating arena with an Angami Tati and Angami traditional attires.
Before the start of the musical programme, Minister for Tourism, E.E. Pangteang delivered the welcome note, wherein he observed that the visit of HRH and esteemed delegation would lead to more sisterly ties in the near future. Mentioning about the Handshake Concert held in Thailand in 2012 with the Rattle & Hum Music of Nagaland, the Nagaland Tourism Minister said that such events would strengthen the ties between the two countries and further expressed the desire for up-keeping the proximity by visiting each other.
Stating that Thais and Nagas resemble in physical appearance, food, and culture, etc, Pangteang was optimistic that the visit of HRH to Nagaland will draw more Thais to visit Nagaland.
The Princess of Thailand and her entourage was entertained for forty five minute cultural and music performance which included Sekrenyi blessings/greetings, tribal couples of Nagaland, Zeliang dance, modern fusion music.
Nise Meruno and Zowe Madrigal enthralled the visiting guests and the audience with a medley of English, Hindi and Thai songs, making the programme all the more entertaining.
Other performers included Tetseo Sisters, Nagagenous, Naga Orpheus 2013. The curtains of the evening programme concluded with a beautiful presentation by the Nagaland Chamber Choir in traditional attire.