The first edition of Poiesis – ‘Connect, Convey, Convince’ the annual literary fest of Dimapur Government College was held on the 4th of November, 2022 at the Seminar Hall, DGC. The fest was held to nurture and bring out the bright lights of budding talents within the student community. It was jointly organised by the Literati Club and the Performing & Fine Arts Club of DGC with the department of English as the coordinating department.
N. Imlikumla Kichu of B.A 5th semester English (H) chaired the inaugural session. The welcome address by A. Sentiyula, Assistant Professor and HoD, department of English introduced the audience to the rationale of the fest and the meaning behind the term “Poiesis.” She also highlighted the events that would take place throughout the day long fest. Students from BA 5th semester presented a Lotha Naga folk song.
The Principal of the college, Prof. Sanjay Sharma, delivered a short speech wherein he noted the importance of conducting such a fest as it becomes a celebration of different talents. He recounted the stories his own grandmother would tell him and how stories have the power to help shape a person’s life.
Dr. Hannah Tia, Assistant Professor, department of Sociology, hosted the competition round. Competitions in the fest included Poetry Recitation, Flash Fiction and Painting. The Poetry Recitation competition was conducted as a tribute to late Professor Temsula Ao as contestants recited selected poems from her many collections of ‘Songs’. Faculty members from different departments of the college judged the events.
The winners of the different competitions are as follows:
1st – Neisevono (3rd Sem)
2nd – Lhalhai Singson (5th Sem)
3rd – Alito Achumi (1st Sem)
1st – Imnettola Aier (1st Sem)
2nd – Lhaineichoi (1st Sem)
2nd – Heya Semy (1st Sem)
1st – Arhonthung Yanthan (5th Sem)
2nd – Mhonlumi Kikon (5th Sem)
3rd – Olina A Sumi (1st Sem)
An adaptation of the play “A Pot of Gold” by Plautus was presented by Performing and Fine Arts Club, DGC under the guidance of I. Suzzana Yaden, former faculty, department of English, DGC.
In the second session, a workshop was conducted on the topic, “Speak with Confidence” by T. Imsunaro Ao, Associate Professor, department of Functional English, Fazl Ali College, Mokokchung. Lanunochit Pongen, Assistant Professor, department of English introduced the resource person to the audience comprising of forty-one students and around 10 teachers. This was followed by announcement of winners by Vili K Chishi, Guest Lecturer, department of English. Distribution of certificates by Kezhaleu Hesso, Vice Principal, DGC followed. Literary Secretary, DGCSC, Bideno Ovung, BA 3rd Semester Eng(H), delivered the vote of thanks, acknowledging the effort of all who participated and helped in making the event a success.
Nodal Officer to IQAC & Convenor,
Publicity & Media Cell, DGC