Nagaland governor P Acharya with performers in Kohima

Kohima: Nagaland governor PB Acharya and his wife organised a cultural event for ‘national integration’ in Kohima on Wednesday. The event, held at Durbar Hall in Raj Bhavan coincided with PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of India becoming an elite space power after testing an anti-satellite weapon.

From tribal performances to soulful performances, the evening was a blend of culture and religion.

Addressing the congregation, Soorya Krishnamoorthy, founder secretary of Soorya Stage and Film Society, said that the cultural event was the “first step in fulfilling the dreams of Acharya towards national integration through culture”.

Sooryakrishnamoorthy also said that the event was a brainchild of Acharya under the project “Namaste” which aims at cultural integration and unity in diversity. He further assured that all “artistes of Kerala” will contribute towards fulfilling Acharya’s dream of cultural integration.

While Dr Methil Devika, dancer, scholar and educator, performed Mohiniyattam, another dancer, Reddy Lakshmi, performed kuchipudi. Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi are dance forms and both dancers performed two pieces of the art.

Artistes from Manipur, Assam and Nagaland presented several cultural and traditional performances. The event was jointly organised by the state department of art and culture; North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC); Rattle and Hum Music society & Indian National Fellowship Centre (NGO), Mumbai along with Raj Bhavan, Nagaland.

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