Music as a career, music as an escape
Dimapur, July 31
A local music institute called ‘Peace Channel Institute of Music, Art and Culture’ today informed to have organized a “certificate course” on various types of music, on July 29. A valedictory function was held at the centre in Dimapur.
Researcher from Oxford University Kelsay Ida was the chief guest. In her message she shared her happiness to be part of the function. She also exhorted the students saying that music has ‘power to bring peace’ and connects the hearts of the people.
‘Music brings people together regardless of caste, tribe, religion and boundaries and it is the best medium for peace. Nagas are gifted in music and potential musicians, who can contribute to the world music,’ she was quoted by the institute. According to the institute, she was “so impressed” to see over thirty children take the crash course. She also encouraged the children and the youth to take up music as a career.Director of Peace Channel Rev. Fr. CP Anto appreciated the music teachers for giving their best in imparting skills in music to the students and congratulated them for completing their course successfully. He said the main objectives of the institute are to ‘cater to the needs of the poor and marginalized youth who are talented and interested in learning’. The same focus is on youths who are victims of violence and prone to get in to it, he said. The institute’s valedictory function was marked with a performance from the trainees in different capacities.
Altogether 60 students successfully completed their course. The chief guest distributed the certificates to the all successful candidates.