In early 2014, we were pleasantly surprised to hear from Eastern Panorama. We were even more delighted to find out that we were being bestowed with the honour of the annual "Achievers' Award" for excellence in Music. So, the happy day soon arrived and we landed up in Guwahati and drove to Shillong. We stayed in the cosy comforts of Pinewood Hotel and spent the lovely afternoon prepping up for the evening's gala award ceremony and special music from Tetseo Sisters.
It was on the 12th of April 2014 that Eastern Panorama – The News Magazine of the North East celebrated yet another milestone in its journey of serving the people of the North East region of India. The month of April 2014 marked the completion of 22 years of uninterrupted publication of the magazine since its debut issue which came out in April 1992. This milestone was marked through the organizing of the second edition of Eastern Panorama’s Achievers Awards which seeks to acknowledge the efforts of people who have made immense contributions in their respective fields and thereby impact the region in a positive way.

The Chief Guest of the function Smti. Roshan Warjri, Minister i/c Home (Police and Jails) said, “We can see that Eastern Panorama is very unbiased and it speaks about the facts, facts that we know, we see and hear about regarding the problems of the North East region.” She added, “It is a channel through which information about the North East is disseminated to other parts of the country.”

In this edition of the Awards, Eastern Panorama felicitated ten outstanding personalities and organizations for the commendable work they have done for the general uplift of the North East region and its people. These ten personalities and organizations include the Tetseo Sisters of Nagaland for their contribution to music, the State Bank of India for its corporate social responsibility, the Martin Luther Christian University for its success in providing quality education at affordable prices to the students of the region, Wansuk Myrthong for the mammoth achievement of being the first woman from Meghalaya to scale Mount Everest, Anshu Jamsenpa for her success in scaling Mount Everest numerous times, the GVK EMRI’s 108 service of Meghalaya for its success in saving lives in the State, Sumar Sing Sawian for the volume of work he has done in promoting the ethnic culture and tradition of the Khasi people of Meghalaya to the outside world, Utpal Baruah for his ability to capture the mesmerising beauty and quaint qualities of the North East region in photography, Shankar Lall Goenka for the social support that his Jeevan Ram Mungi Devi Goenka Public Charitable Trust has been able to provide to the underprivileged and Chandan Bora from Karbi Anglong who has been able to promote the spices of the region to the outside world.

Mercy Tetseo says a few words of acceptance.
“We look at this as recognition of our efforts and not an achievement because we have been doing music for almost twenty years but everyday it seems like we just started and we really thank Eastern Panorama for this wonderful opportunity for us to have our moment and be acknowledged for all the hard work we have put in. Let this be an encouragement to all the musicians in the North East.”
With our brother Mhaseve after the ceremony.

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