National Institute of Technology (NIT), Meghalaya has decided to confer honorary doctorate on Shillong Chamber Choir founder Neil Nongkynrih for his contributions in the field of music.
Nongkynrih will receive the award from Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan during NIT’s annual convocation scheduled on October 1, said an official of NIT.
“We have considered the proposal to honour Neil Nongkynrih of the Shillong Chamber Choir with honorary doctorate for his contributions in the field of music,” he said.
52-year-old Nongkynrih founded the choir group, the first-of-its-kind in the country, in 2001 and continues to remain its mentor and conductor.
The singer was awarded the Padma Shri in 2015.