Rio to industrialise entertainment industry in Nagaland

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Kohima, Sep 26 (UNI) Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has announced his intention of making the state a centre of entertainment and also industrialise the entertainment industry.

In a high-level meeting at his official residence here last evening with South Korean officials Rev Moon and Director Kim, Mr Rio expressed confidence that Nagas had great potential for the entertainment industry and felt that the coming of the Koreans to Nagaland would materialise this ambition.

He said South Korea is one of the fastest developing countries and the Nagas should make use of the Korean knowledge for the development of their society.

''By the end of this year, concrete results will be visible,'' Mr Rio claimed.

Mr Kim, a proficient music director in Korea, highlighted the nuances of entertainment and said the entertainment industry could act as a bridge between different cultures and groups.

He informed that the Korean Government used entertainment to change the economic scenario of the country and put forward the prospect of using Korean database as a tool and apply it to the Naga society to make successful projects based on entertainment.

He opined that Naga legends and folklores could be projected through animation and the youth could be trained in the enterprise.

Rev Moon said they intended to abolish the gun culture and usher in entertainment culture.

The Korean team is camping in Nagaland for the past one week as per the invitation of Mr Rio, who recently visited South Korea.

The team will train selected Naga youths on various subjects of arts and entertainment.

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