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Dimapur Night Carnival winds up

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Dec 17, 2018 12:06 am
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Organisers and sponsors of the Dimapur Night Carnival for 2018 bumper draw pose with a Dutsan Redi-Go, on the concluding evening of the event, on Sunday.

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Dec. 16: It was full house on Sunday night at the concluding programme of the Dimapur Night Carnival, on Dec. 16 at the Naga Shopping Arcade in Dimapur. The annual business and entertainment event was organised by the Dimapur district administration, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Business Association of Nagas, and the East Dimapur Business Association.

Minister for Higher and Technical Education Temjen Imna Along attended the concluding programme as its special guest.

In his address, Along thanked the organisers for the ‘lovely carnival.’

‘Dimapur being the biggest city in Nagaland, it is a big responsibility, and your responsibility is to live in a congenial environment where all communities irrespective of religion and varied backgrounds live in communal harmony,’ Along said.

A city that is vibrant, one that has soul and a future is what we want, the minister asserted. ‘A city that accepts all people and invites all and be blessed and prosperous is what I see in the future.’

Speaking briefly in Hindi too, Along remarked that ‘In our midst we not only have Nagas but non-Nagas and I thank you for that.’ Dimapur is for all and ‘it is our responsibility that we keep our city alive and give spirit to the city. It is not only the responsibility of the Nagas but the responsibility of all those residing in Dimapur,’ the legislator said.

According to him, ‘A carnival like the Dimapur Night Carnival is a culmination where we see the dreams of the youngsters. Yet, we need to go back with memories that it is our city and the energy that drives in us.’

Conveying Christmas greetings, Along urged the people of Dimapur to never forget that Christmas spirit is in the person. He also advised the people to reduce their ‘needs.’

‘Let us take only what we need and give something to people who need more than us. It is only about us that we are concerned about. But through this Christmas season, let Dimapur be an example to the state and to the towns that are springing up,’ the legislator added.

Dimapur Night Carnival’s organizing committee member Dr Khekugha Muru also spoke at the event. In his address, he said that the carnival was getting ‘better every year and this year was a witness to the growth and popularity of the carnival.’

It was also a platform to promote local artists, and to groom them to have a place on the ‘world map,’ Muru said. He thanked the people of Dimapur for their participation.

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By Mirror Desk Updated: Dec 17, 2018 12:06:01 am