Music institutes and NGOs receiving Casio laser LED hybrid projectors from Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio in Kohima on Monday.

Nagaland chief minister Neiphiu Rio distributed Casio laser LED hybrid projectors to state Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA) empanelled music institutes, its district partners and selected community-based NGOs at the state banquet hall in Kohima Monday.

The project is an initiative of Casio India’s corporate social responsibility programme Gyan Ki Roshni or Light of Knowledge.

Addressing the programme, Rio said the state government has declared music as an industry. “The music industry is not only for leisure or for singing in some functions but it is a huge business which needs to excel,” he said.

He added that music has a great degree of competition and offers huge opportunities.

Rio exhorted the parents to provided opportunities to their children in the field of music. “Through music, we can exhibit talent and people will come to know us,” he stated.

He hoped that the recipients of the projectors will make good use of them. He stressed that they should enlighten the people, make children professional and continue to promote and empower the youths at the grassroots level through music.

Assuring the government’s full support to partner and guide the artistic and creative pursuits of the youths, he said Nagaland can be made a centre of music through a joint venture.

Rio thanked Casio India for donating 100 laser hybrid projects to the state musicians. He also congratulated the TsFMA for its initiative and relentless pursuit in propagating music even during the difficult times of pandemic.

He said the TaFMA has been building its networks and raising partnerships consistently across countries like Libya, Russia, USA and even signing an MoU with Asian Music Connect.

Rio also appreciated the music institutions of the state for imparting training at the grassroots level even during the pandemic and standing strong and continuing to inspire Nagaland through music.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: