The Telegraph
Wednesday , July 9 , 2014

Handshake concert a hit in Myanmar

Kohima, July 8: Bringing the world closer one handshake at a time, the Handshake concert held on Saturday at the National Theatre Yangon, Myanmar, was received well.

The Handshake concert — Myanmar edition, is supported by the ministry of culture, Republic of the Union of Myanmar and Music Task Force, Nagaland.

Sharing the stage and performing in front of a full house, musicians from Myanmar and Nagaland kept the audience on their feet with performance of choral music, folk melodies from Nagaland, pot drums, traditional orchestra and folk dances from Myanmar.

Yangon Region chief minister Myint Swe and C. Sazo, the Speaker of the Nagaland Assembly, both addressed the gathering.

The highest official of Yangon Region and local eminence invited by the embassy also witnessed the concert.

Expressing his happiness, the Indian ambassador to Myanmar Gautam Mukhopadhaya said, “In one word, the event was fantastic. The artistes were superb. I felt proud to be their ambassador.”

Theja Meru, on behalf of the Rattle and Hum Music Society, was appreciative of former chief minister Neiphiu Rio and now MP, parliamentary secretary for youth resources and sports, new and renewable energy and Music Task Force, Khriehu Liezietsu, for their concern and support towards for the Handshake concert.

The organisers of the concert expressed hope that such concert would strengthen relations between the two countries.

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