Maati Ke Rang - Day 2

Events - Day 2

Jan 13 2015

Children’s activities - Day 2

Children’s Activities are being held from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Maati Ke Rang festival at the NEZCC complex in Dimapur from January 14-17, 2015. Today, January 14, saw 31 children take part in a fancy dress competition where a multitude of avatars were seen. Children came dressed as Mother Teresa, a chef, fairies, a Barbie doll, in traditional attires, a cowboy, a take on social media projected contemporary patterns of communication, and one even became a pack of cigarettes focussing on the message, ‘smoking is injurious to health.’

We The Giants at Maati Ke Rang

Popular indie-rock band from Nagaland, We The Giants, played today from 1:00pm-3:00pm at the Maati Ke Rang cultural festival being held at the NEZCC, Dimapur, from January 13-17, 2015. The band is part of a music festival that will feature other artists like Alobo Naga & The Band (January 15), Alo Wanth (January 16) and Tali Angh (January 17) from 1:00pm-3:00pm.

Buddhist Exhibition

A Buddhist exhibition of stone carvings of Buddha’s life is one of the main features of Maati Ke Rang 2015. The pieces that have been brought to Dimapur from Nalanada in Bihar depict the various stages of Buddha’s life through which he gained enlightenment. Harsh penance, as well as a life of luxury—both extremes rejected as the path towards enlightenment by the Buddha—are portrayed through these carvings in stone. It is a rare exhibition of its kind in Nagaland.

Wood workshop

Naga wood sculptors are carving a monument out of two pieces of wood at the NEZCC complex in Dimapur as part of the Maati Ke Rang festival 2015. The artists have learnt the art of wood sculpting as part of their traditional heritage, the knowledge passed on to them through their ancestors. The underlying message of the woodwork is of the inherent cultures of the people of the North East that cross ways, leaving us all in one space, one home. Through art, the aspiration is to give the message of peace. Watch them execute this work at the stone garden at the NEZCC complex.