Wokha all set to witness 1st music, Naga sports fest
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 2
Wokha town is all set to witness the first edition of what is now dubbed the ‘Wokha festival of music and indigenous games/arts,’ scheduled to be held from November 4 to 5. The final countdown has begun with just two more days to go. “The festival fever is spreading everywhere like highly contagious disease. Youth from various colonies and villages are heavily engaged in either constructing equipments or practicing the various disciplines,” the organizers, Team Metamorphosis, informed in a note on Sunday.
“The event is specifically youth oriented and is aimed at reviving, promoting & preserving the indigenous culture. It is also a platform to promote local talents, social values & peaceful co-existence among different communities living in the district.”
Deputy Commissioner of Wokha, Robin A Lotha, will be the chief guest of the opening ceremony, which will begin at 9 am on the 4th of November at the public ground in Wokha town. On day-one, competitions will be held on the following arts: javelin, stilt bamboo racing, traditional fire-making, top-spinning, skipping and yodeling. The first evening will be brought to a close with a musical show by solo performers.
At the closing ceremony, Additional District Coordinator of SSA of Wokha district, Zubenthung Humtsoe, will be the chief guest while Tumchobeni Mozhui, Voice of Wokha 2013 will be presenting a special number and prizes will be given to the deserving competitors.
As of 2nd November’s statistics, registration has been done in the respective arts/games as follows: Khoro karting with 33 persons, cock fight with four persons, yodeling with five persons, skipping with three persons, top spinning with 16 persons, stilt bamboo race with 10 persons, greased pole-climbing with 6 persons, javelin with ten persons, catapult shooting with 25 persons, and traditional fire-making with 5 persons.
King’s Sound’s will be providing 20,000 Watts of RMS Sound and a 20 x 30 feet Iron stage. James Basnet & the Band (Recipient of IMEA Awards 2014 in Gospel category) Best Male Artist of the year and best song of the year will be the special guest of artist during the festival. Vanjamo Ngullie and Aremo Ezung are the patrons of the music event.
The Wokha festival of music and indigenous games/arts is organized by Team Metamorphosis in Association with King’s Sound and with the help of some well wishers though without proper funding from any concerned government agencies. The organization which has about thirty active youth members/volunteers is active in social, cultural and economic aspects of the people.