Nagaland Chief Minister gives away speakers to TaFMA empanelled partners
Kohima, July 14 (EMN): Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio, on Thursday gave away column speakers to the representatives of the 12 empanelled districts of Task Force for Music and Fine Arts (TaFMA) in a brief programme held at the Chief Minister Residential Complex Office in Kohima.
Speaking at the programme, Rio said the youth coming together and trying to do good things will make positive impact and motivate others. Rio also maintained that people from other states think differently of Nagaland as they considered it to be a tribal state infested with insurgency, a disturbed state being having the draconian law living under the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA).
On the contrary, Rio stated that the people are peaceful and talented. According to him, the objectives to motivate the youth on music and arts were directed towards diverting the attention against those gossips about the dark side of the Nagas.
He has expressed delight to meet the youth, musicians, event managements through the initiative of TaFMA and to distribute music equipments.
Rio opined that with the experience of pandemic, the people are wiser and more careful to continue working together.
Stating that music and musical talents of the youth in the state are huge, Rio expressed optimism that there is huge potential for progress. He added that the Chief Minister Corpus Fund have been helping musicians to pursue their profession proficiently.
While pointing out that the Naga society is educated but not matured and civilised, he, however, expressed confidence that the society could grow from strength-to-strength and be at par with the world.
15 KVA generators for all districts
Realising the erratic power supply, which cannot be relied but caused tension, Rio has announced to give 15 KVA generator each to all the districts through TaFMA so as to enable and use during music and other events.
Advisor of TaFMA, Theja Meru, stated that the distribution of column speakers to TaFMA district partners was an initiative aimed at empowering TaFMA district partners to help talents at the grassroots in all the districts.
He informed that the column speaker model is C21B Behringer company, Germany, and 12 speakers in total for the empanelled district partners along with a microphone and a microphone stand is distributed.
He said for the remaining 4 new districts, process was on to identify capable music groups/ societies to take up the work of TaFMA.
The advisor said 45% discount was given on each speaker by beat devices (a music store based in Kohima) as part of their social responsibility initiative to support music and young talents across Nagaland while 55% of the cost of speakers was borne by TaFMA.
Mentioned maybe made here that beat devices is a music store based in Kohima since 2016. It also does sound rentals and sound installation and owned by Kezhazelhou Ltu.
A musician, Virie, spoke on behalf of the empanelled district partners.