Band of Brothers to cheer up famine-hit Mizos

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Aizawl, Jul 3 (UNI) The 'Band of Brothers' from Nagaland landed on the soil of famine-hit Mizoram with a mission to fight mautam (bamboo flowering) by means of a 'Fraternity Concert' Greeting the local denizens at Lengpui Aiport, team's project director G Sema said yesterday the people and government of Nagaland could not sit still unless their Mizo brothers recover from mautam famine. Mr Sema hoped that the Fraternity Concert, to be staged at Vanapa Hall here on Friday, would bolster the bond of brotherhood between the Mizos and Nagas.

A Nagaland Music Task Force had been set up under the state's youth resources and sports department, which comprises Nagaland's top band 'Ecstacy' as well as topper and finalists of the 'Nagaland Idol' reality show.

Two top Mizo officials in the Nagaland government--Chief Secretary Lalhuma and Additional Chief Secretary Lalthara--are also involved in the project. Mr Lalthara told newspersons that donations of Rs 20 lakh had already been obtained for mautam relief.

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