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Shillong Choir bags 3 golds in World Games

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, July 29 (PTI): Shillong Chamber Choir bagged three gold in the recently concluded World Choir Games held at Shaoxing in China. The Choir, India�s lone representative in the 6th edition of the event, bagged the top position in the Musica-Sacra (sacred music), Gospel (medley of a few songs) and Popular (medley of Bollywood and English numbers) categories. Head of the Choir Neil Nongkhreih told a press conference here that participants from over 82 countries vied in the event. There were over 20,000 participants in about 400 Choir groups. �Seven adjudicators took note of the presentation, costumes, notes of the music and vocals. All the groups were very talented,� Nongkhreih, who led the 15-member Choir group during the event that was held between 15 July and 26 July, said. The motto of the event was �Singing together brings nations together�. Last year, the Choir group had bagged a silver medal in the event.

Sangliana asks NE States to form minority commissions

Shillong, July 29 (PTI): A top official of the National Commission for Minorities has asked the North-eastern States to constitute commissions which can act as nodal agencies to facilitate development programmes and welfare schemes for minorities.

Stating that only Assam has set up the minority panel in the region, NCM vice-chairman HT Sangliana asked other States to take steps for implementation of Prime Minister�s new 15-point programme for welfare of minorities.

Sangliana laid stress on better co-ordination between NCM and the States so as to have better understanding of the problems and needs of the minorities, officials said today.

During a meeting with senior officials of Meghalaya Government yesterday, he inquired about implementation of various schemes in the State, they said.

Issues like awarding of scholarships to students, incentive package for candidates appearing for All India Civil Services Examinations also came up during the meeting.

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Shillong Choir bags 3 golds in World Games

SHILLONG, July 29 (PTI): Shillong Chamber Choir bagged three gold in the recently concluded World Choir Games held at Shaoxing in China. The Choir, India�s lone representative in the 6th edition of the event, bagged the top position in the Musica-Sacra (sacred music), Gospel (medley of a few songs) and Popular (medley of Bollywood and English numbers) categories. Head of the Choir Neil Nongkhreih told a press conference here that participants from over 82 countries vied in the event. There were over 20,000 participants in about 400 Choir groups. �Seven adjudicators took note of the presentation, costumes, notes of the music and vocals. All the groups were very talented,� Nongkhreih, who led the 15-member Choir group during the event that was held between 15 July and 26 July, said. The motto of the event was �Singing together brings nations together�. Last year, the Choir group had bagged a silver medal in the event.

Sangliana asks NE States to form minority commissions

Shillong, July 29 (PTI): A top official of the National Commission for Minorities has asked the North-eastern States to constitute commissions which can act as nodal agencies to facilitate development programmes and welfare schemes for minorities.

Stating that only Assam has set up the minority panel in the region, NCM vice-chairman HT Sangliana asked other States to take steps for implementation of Prime Minister�s new 15-point programme for welfare of minorities.

Sangliana laid stress on better co-ordination between NCM and the States so as to have better understanding of the problems and needs of the minorities, officials said today.

During a meeting with senior officials of Meghalaya Government yesterday, he inquired about implementation of various schemes in the State, they said.

Issues like awarding of scholarships to students, incentive package for candidates appearing for All India Civil Services Examinations also came up during the meeting.