Kohima: As part of the Task Force for Music and Arts (TaFMA’s) unique initiative to nurture the next generation of musicians, Jentijung Tirshana Aier, an 8-year old musician from Dimapur, has been selected to be the first ever ‘student advisor for a day’.
The young musician will take charge as TaFMA’s student advisor on February 4. She will call on Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio as soon as she assumes office for a day.
Adviser to Nagaland chief minister, Abu Metha took to twitter to inform about the initiative. “A fantastic initiative that will inspire so many others and will become a life changing experience for the young leader,” he said.
TaFMA Adviser Theja Meru tells EastMojo that ‘student advisor for a day’ concept will give an opportunity for children to visit the TaFMA facilities, interact with young musicians and share their dreams for Nagaland.
The initiative is in keeping with the Chief Minister’s vision of nurturing the next generation of musicians, he said.
On February 4, Aier will call on Rio at 9 AM after which she will head to the Regional Centre of Excellence for Music and Arts (RCEMPA) at Jotsoma and will meet with officials and staff, and take a tour of the TaFMA facilities.
She will then visit the D’ Operatus Music School in Kohima. At 2:00 PM, the student advisor of the day will inaugurate ‘I love Nagaland’ Children Art exhibition at the Gallery of Contemporary Arts (GoCA). Later, the young musician will interact with musicians and artists.
The day will conclude after Aier addresses the Music and Arts fraternity across the state through a live streaming platform.
Meru said the initiative will be an ongoing activity with the hope to encourage the youth to share their dreams and ideas. “We hope that this initiative will not only create beautiful memories but make a lasting impact on young minds and lives,” he added.
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