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Valentine’s Day ‘Coffee for a cause’ concert held

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Feb 14, 2021 10:16 pm

Our Reporter

Dimapur, Feb. 14 (EMN): Valentine’s Day ‘Coffee for a cause’ concert by Alobo Naga and various artists was held at Ebenezer Orphanage Home (EOH) at EOH Indisen Village on February 14. The concert was held in collaboration with a Better Dimapur to raise funds for the school fees staying at EOH.

It all started when EOH in-charge Akum Amri decided to sell Dish TVset-top box for paying school fees of the EOH children as they were facing financial constraint due to the pandemic.

Speaking to Eastern Mirror, Alobo Naga said that when he saw that they were selling the set-top box for INR 1500, it broke his heart to see the circumstances that the children were going through.

Therefore, he decided to organise a charity concert for the EOH and artists from different parts of Nagaland came together for this good cause.

He also urged the gathering to stop talking about charity but talk about social responsibility. He shared that ‘they were here in this world for a reason and it is their responsibility to see children around them do not go to bed hungry’.

Alobo Naga said that even before the show started, they almost reached the target amount.

Akum Amri, while speaking to this newspaper, said that ‘this all because of God’s grace’ and added that he was thankful to all the people for being part of this good initiative, especially Alobo Naga.

Amri added that he had posted on social media to sell the Dish TV set-top box so that he could pay the school fees for at least two students but through the contributions, they would be able to clear the school fees for a year for 18 children.

Amri encouraged everyone to start the act of giving, kindness and sharing, ‘as humanity is what is taught by the God’.

 He expressed happiness that so many people came and contributed for the good cause.

“ It is very  amazing to see people coming forward voluntarily to help EOH,” he said.

He also informed that there are 18 children studying in different standards from class 1 to 10. He informed that they are studying in Vivekananda Blooming Bud School in Dimapur.

Amri  added that earlier, the schools fees were managed through funds raised and through donations from well wishers. He also added that even the school department waits for the school fees, for which he was ‘really grateful to them’.

On the occasion, the opening act was performed by Dream Works Taewondo Academy, followed by Nushi Yanger, Rokoseno Zhasa, dance by Prakash Gurung, Lapla Tungoe, Nana Secu, ZT sling Shot and Wetsoteii Letro , Nishan Narginari, Ebenezer Orphanage Home children  and Alobo Naga.

By Purnungba Longkumer Updated: Feb 14, 2021 10:16:06 pm