Kohima, 13 November (MTNews): The Investment and Development Authority of Nagaland (IDAN) recently organized a two-day event that showcased the extraordinary talents of the youth in Nagaland. The event took place at Bloom Bazaar on November 10 & 11, 2023, and was sponsored by the Department of Under Development Areas (DUDA), Nagaland State Disaster Management Authority (NSDMA), Nagaland Coffee, and the Department of Health & Family Welfare (DHF).
Thirteen schools participated in the Essay Competition, where students explored the theme “Landscape of Floriculture Industry in Nagaland.” The judging panel, featuring Veralu Vero from Sazolie College, Kohima, and Tsutipang Jamir from Don Bosco College (DBC), brought expertise to the evaluation process.
The Essay Competition was hosted by Namang T Chang, Consultant at IDAN, and the award ceremony was presided over by Reny Wilfred (IAS), Joint Secretary Finance Department & IDAN, Government of Nagaland.
Winners of the Essay Competition include:
1st place: Keletsole Mekro from Dainty Buds Hr. Sec. School, Kohima, received a Rs. 10,000 cash award & Gift Hampers from Bloom Bazaar Merch & Nagaland Coffee.
1st Runner Up: Limvishi S from Mount Carmel Hr Sec School, Kohima, secured a Rs. 5,000 cash award & Gift Hampers from Bloom Bazaar Merch & Nagaland Coffee.
Consolation Winners: Tangsoi from Animation & Graphic Academy, Henminthang Haulai from Unnati Skill Center, and Kevinuo from Fernwood School, each received a Rs. 1,000 cash award & Gift Hampers from Bloom Bazaar Merch & Nagaland Coffee.
On November 11, 2023, thirty-one participants engaged in the Art Competition with the theme “Flora of Nagaland,” displaying exceptional critical thinking and creativity.
The Art Competition was hosted by Imtisenla Jamir, Executive Assistant & Admin at Modern Myriad Branding Pvt Ltd. The judging panel, featuring Among Venuh, a full-time artist with 8 years of experience in fine arts, and Vivo Mor, a self-taught artist inspired by the old masters of Classical realism, brought a distinct perspective to the event.
Winners of the Art Competition includes:
1st Prize: Ditube Iheilung, who received a Rs. 10,000 cash award & Gift Hampers from Bloom Bazaar Merch & Nagaland Coffee.
1st Runner Up: Methshing H Phom, who received a Rs. 5,000 cash award & Gift Hampers from Bloom Bazaar Merch & Nagaland Coffee.
Consolation Winners: Pallavi, Sharva, and Nounegutuo Khezhie, each received a Rs. 1,000 cash award & Gift Hamper from Bloom Bazaar Merch & Nagaland Coffee.
Excitingly, the winning art pieces will be on permanent display at the Art Gallery at Bloom Bazaar, accessible to the public every weekend. This decision ensures a lasting celebration of the participants’ creativity.
IDAN extends its heartfelt gratitude to all contributors, hosts, participants, the internal team, and the community for making this event an even more remarkable success.