TODAY -

Lajong Amazing North East Diaries - Crosses One Million Views on Facebook
Date : 19 April 2017

Lajong Amazing North East Diaries - Crosses One Million Views on Facebook



The Lajong Amazing North East Diaries have proven to be a resounding success with the public at large, racking up over 1 million views over the 23 episodes broadcast so far on the club’s Facebook page alone. Shillong Lajong FC is overwhelmed by the response of the fans to the episodes on Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Assam. The total number of views as of April 18 has touched 10,67,000 while there were 43,180 likes.

This unique initiative of Lajong’s takes viewers on a journey through some of the best places to visit in the North East sister states, using our very own players who put away their football boots to act as guides and ambassadors of their respective home states, stopping off in scenic, historical or other locations of interest.

Youngsters like Isaac Vanmalsawma, Samuel Lalmuanpuia, Zodingliana, Joseph Lalfakzuala, Lalrammuana, Jacob Lalrawngbawla, Chinglensana Singh, Pritam Kumar, Bipin Singh, Rupert Nongrum, Redeem Tlang, Hardycliff Nongbri, Aiban Dohling, Temjen, Neithovilie, Milan Basumatary and Alen Deory do admirably well as presenters given that they are more adept at displaying their talent on the pitch rather than in front of the camera.

Some of the places visited include Thenzawl village in Mizoram, Kynrem Falls in Meghalaya, Loktak Lake in Manipur, Khonoma village in Nagaland and Kaziranga National Park in Assam. The first in the series of online videos that celebrate the beauty of North East India went live on 29th October 2016 and since then anticipation for new episodes of the diaries has grown and grown. The most viewed episode was the second on Mizoram with 86,000, though this was closely followed by the first show on Nagaland, which accumulated 84,000 views. The opening episode on Manipur claimed the most number of Facebook reactions at 3,100.

The making of the videos required considerable time and effort from members of the Lajong family, who began preparations for the out-of-the-box travel series in the middle of 2016. The diaries began in Mizoram (two episodes) before moving on to Manipur (three) and the Reds’ home state of Meghalaya (three). Four episodes on Nagaland and five on Assam were then broadcast at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017.

Filming has posed numerous challenges, with the crew having to delay their flight from Assam to Manipur after flooding in Guwahati left them stranded for a day, while extensive time on the road and tricky shooting destinations, like in Aizawl where there was heavy rainfall throughout the shooting schedule, added to the difficulties but also provided memorable experiences for the film crew and players.

Four of the five states saw the shoots led by Director Manas Barua, while Light Park Studios handled the Meghalaya episodes. A knowledgeable maker of films and music videos, this was Barua’s first experience of such a unique travel show.

“Overall it was a wonderful experience,” he said of the series. “Lajong Amazing North East Diaries was fresh and new for me. Each state had its own beauty, its own story to tell and all the locations were absolutely breathtaking. North East India is beautiful and I am proud to be from this corner of the country,” he added.

Barua also admired the way the player-presenters handled themselves in front of the camera. Transforming into TV guides was not all that easy for some of our young Reds, but they took to the challenge with great spirit.

Among those players who admitted to having a case of nerves during shoots was Isaac Vanmalsawma, who said with a laugh, “I was not nervous at first, but just when we started shooting and with everyone looking at me and knowing that the camera was on, I was shaking on the inside and couldn’t talk properly.”

His team mate Samuel Lalmuanpuia, who is also from Mizoram, was also pretty nervous but was pleased with the whole experience. “It was such a great opportunity to discover so much about my own state because I haven’t really seen many of these places. It was an unforgettable experience,” he said.

On the Meghalaya section, both Hardycliff Nongbri and Redeem Tlang chose Krang Shuri waterfall as one of their personal highlights, with the former saying, “We visited Krang Shuri, which required a very long journey, but it was a beautiful place with all the waterfalls and the stunning blue water.”

Alen Deory picked water too, but of a different kind. He can be seen taking to the waters of the Jia Bhorelli River in a raft during the first episode on Assam, something which he had never done before, and which he described as a “very special experience.”

A lot of the players highlighted the great times they had with their team mates, which other than on the football pitch, is not something they are able to have most other times.

Junior goalkeeper Neithovilie from Nagaland was one who said, “It was a great experience travelling with my mates. We enjoyed exploring new places, tasting new delicacies and also walking in the cold and having fun at the Kohima night carnival,” while Chinglensana Singh of Manipur said, “It was more fun because we don’t really get time to spend together. It was a great holiday time for us.”

We at Lajong are also humbled and pleased that the viewing public also seem to have had just as much fun watching the diaries as our young stars had in making them.


* This Press Release was sent to e-pao.net by Shillong Lajong FC who can be contacted at media(AT)shillonglajong(DOT)com
This Post is webcasted on April 20 2017

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO.NET
  • 'Nura Pakhang'(Video) @Portugal:: Gallery
  • DIO inaugurated @Kangpokpi :: Gallery
  • 8th MU Annual Sports Meet #2 :: Gallery
  • The Real Purenba :: Folk Tales
  • Is cleanliness drive another publicity stunt
  • Time zone & daylight saving time for NE
  • Khongjom War observed at Delhi
  • A matter need to be pondered
  • Rongmei tribe recognition..withdraws
  • Seniors ask GoI to move peace process
  • People's Day likely from next month
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • Mr India 2017- Ksh Bhaktakumar :: Gallery
  • MIMS (MU) - ManFete #1 :: Gallery
  • nuja (Nuja) :: Seireng
  • Paper trail of fake encounters in Manipur
  • Food & beverage of Zeliangrong #3
  • The Killing Fields :: News Timeline
  • Let us switch on the living mode
  • Saying no to non-local appointment
  • Let adopted child knows the truth
  • Purul, Senapati :: 360 View Panorama
  • Play: 'It's a Myth' :: Gallery
  • Floral tributes to PLA 'martyrs' #3:: Gallery
  • Relevance of ecotourism in the real world
  • World Malaria Day: End Malaria for good
  • The Bath :: Poem
  • Peeking through the FA pact
  • Leaking of the secret deal, another trick?
  • Tributes paid on Khongjom Day #1:: Gallery
  • Arm-Wrestling Championship :: Gallery
  • Dilimpou, Thaireiliu, Doukhothang :: eMing
  • Curses come home to roost
  • Childhood hearing loss/deafness
  • Does India trade deficit with China matter
  • Silent protest against minors gang rape
  • Indo-Naga Talks 2017 :: News Timeline
  • B'pur citizens launch forum for development
  • Yes sir, yes sir syndrome
  • Cheiraoba Thabal @Singjamei:: Gallery
  • TBSFA Veteran Football :: Gallery
  • Saga of Herbert School Hostel
  • Disable for the disable person
  • Manipur : Charting the way forward
  • Uneasy Coexistence :: Poem
  • Assam Rifles Ex-Servicemen Rally
  • Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
  • Public Relations(PR) Day celebrations
  • Forest authority denies killing tiger
  • Education Minister needs to check
  • Sadar Hills Demand 2011-2017 : Timeline
  • Ethoi Oinam #1 (Actress) :: eRang
  • Angkor Wat , Cambodia #5 :: Gallery
  • Read all about Khongjom Day : History
  • Where Do Manipuris Come From ?
  • WW2 Bridge remain unnoticed by govt
  • I m not born to fulfill parent's dreams
  • 2nd Northeast Fiesta at Jalandhar
  • Filmmaker urged to make socially relevant
  • Bat for more people to people contact
  • Changing trend of journalism
  • Nura Pakhang : Music video
  • Cultural program @Ukhrul #2 :: Gallery
  • puNsi (Punsi) :: Seireng
  • Faith, forgiveness & future
  • Rise of new hopes with BJP in Manipur
  • What is your keyword ?
  • Thanksgiving Function: NE people in Delhi
  • Condemns rape of two school children
  • Govt decision to make hindi compulsory
  • Expectations from the BJP led Govt
  • 6th Kangleipak Kang Trophy #2:: Gallery
  • Floral tributes to PLA 'martyrs' #2:: Gallery
  • Victor Thoudam's It's A Myth :: Synopsis
  • The end of history & Manipur!
  • From Imphal with love
  • License to kill in Manipur
  • Jobs at JCRE Skill Solutions
  • Central Working Committee of TSA
  • Lajong NE Diaries cross 1 Million Views
  • Nagas in Cambodia
  • Addressing VIP culture : No to beacon lights
  • SC judgment to extra-judicial killings
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba @Pune :: Gallery
  • 8th MU Annual Sports Meet #1 :: Gallery
  • Career options after 10 + 2
  • Computerization of land records in Manipur
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba organized at Pune
  • Sattriya Dance: Assam's classical dance
  • Phynyx in Classic Nostalgia at Imphal
  • Beginning of the end of Cong ?
  • Please be serious on road accident
  • Thabal Chongba @Kolkata :: Gallery
  • CM N Biren visit to Ukhrul #2 :: Gallery
  • National Mathematics Day :: Gallery
  • What Ails India's North East? :: Review
  • Commercialization of transgender event
  • Urges Manipur Govt to desist Mapithel dam
  • Mathematics Day at Oriental College
  • Ministers inspect Chandranadi Riverbanks
  • DG IIMC & ADG IIS visit Manipur
  • Manipur duo net London goal
  • Battle of Khongjom : 2 dates for 1 battle
  • Action appreciative, fishy in replacement
  • Governor Trophy Junior Tennis #2 :: Gallery
  • 7th UGC ROP must be Empowering ...
  • Imphal Talkies in my town
  • A new perspective of urban planning
  • The morning dew :: Poem
  • Assam Rifles Ex-servicemen Rally
  • Challenges of heading a coalition Govt
  • Cheirao-chingkaba :: Gallery
  • Tangkhul Dance @Ukhrul #1 :: Gallery
  • 1st People's Day @Jiri :: Gallery
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Some Canadian Ideas For School Education
  • Manipuri is a classical language
  • NEROCA FC :: Group Photo
  • Dont make it another Publicity stunt
  • Cheiraoba Chak Katpa -Apr 14 :: Gallery
  • Floral tributes to PLA 'martyrs' #1:: Gallery
  • CM Reception @Khwairamband :: Gallery
  • Wanted: Manipur River Protection Force
  • BSNL broadband condition in Tamenglong
  • April Showers - Sketches :: Poem
  • Websites launches on Digital Manipur
  • MHRD-University Ranking: Status of MU
  • Manipuri Sahitya Parishad, Assam met CM
  • Against notice served to Dr. Kamei @JNIMS
  • Manipur Sangai Festival 2016 #4 : Ooba
  • 'Manipur Govinda' (Play) #2 :: Gallery
  • Superstition, oath & ordeal of Koren
  • Appointment of IAS Officer as JNIMS Director
  • A toffee for the coin
  • DM : Inspiration Episode 12
  • Some points for the CM to digest
  • Govt should not let free public money
  • Reaching out to the hill people
  • CM N Biren visit to Ukhrul #1 :: Gallery
  • Shumang Leela Day :: Gallery
  • Yaikhomba Mutum selected at Cambridge
  • Ethnic Relations: Discourse of NE : Seminar
  • Public Behavior; Hard Nut for New Rulers
  • Will the Lotus really bloom In Manipur?
  • Story of rain & drain in Imphal city
  • Manipur State Policy for Children 2017
  • Centre against SC verdict lifting AFSPA
  • Dubai seeks access to airports in NE
  • Demand for Inner Line Permit : Articles
  • Mending the cracks
  • Earthern Pottery- Thongjao #1 :: Gallery
  • Trip to Kamjong district :: Gallery
  • Hanubi & Hanuba : Downloadable Folktale
  • The Slumbering Beauty :: Poem
  • Career planning after Class X #2
  • CCMT: MTech Admission at NIT Manipur
  • CM inaugurates Tourist Resort at Hungpung
  • Thousands welcomed CM in Ukhrul
  • No re-examination stand of COHSEM
  • Media can still be a tool.. CCpur issue
  • Thoubal Keithel #2 :: Gallery
  • Governor Trophy Junior Tennis #1 :: Gallery
  • Cheirao-chingkaba [Mar 29] #3 :: Gallery
  • Importance Of School Education In Manipur
  • Question leak: Where system goes wrong
  • Walk-in for JRF post @ Mizoram University
  • BNHS announces third common bird count
  • Setting aside a day for the public
  • Unfair, why over 2 lakhs voters are deprived
  • Thabal Chongba @Mysore :: Gallery
  • Nungshiba Khongel @Sylhet :: Gallery
  • Dance movement Takao Kawaguchi's way
  • The man who bridges Manipuri Meiteis...
  • Convention & Nungshiba Khongel at Sylhet
  • A wakeup call by Ima Chenghi
  • Atrocities against ethnic minorities in B'desh
  • Question leak in Class XII exam
  • Shuri Kaso Phanat (Garlic Fest) :: Gallery
  • Education system & emotional integrity
  • Cheiraoba as practiced by Meitei Hindus
  • Religion As A Marker Of Caste System
  • Shaheed Memorial Football :: Gallery
  • Yaoshang Sports #6 (Mar 16) :: Gallery
  • Landslide @Sirarakhong, Ukhrul:: Gallery
  • Ministers @Sirarakhong landslide :: Gallery
  • Mix Media Festival #4:: Gallery
  • Meitei Pokpi :: Radio e-pao
  • Stories of Suns: Shadows from Past
  • Demand for Inner Line Permit (ILP) :: Articles
  • Arambai Exhibition Show #1:: Gallery
  • Nongmai Kainou Chingsomba #2:: Gallery
  • Career prospect in Physics
  • Cheiraoba Chak Katpa [Mar 29] #2:: Gallery
  • Last rites of Sunder Gopal :: Gallery
  • Oinam Doren wins 'Tangible Culture' in UK
  • Lukhrabi Macha : Funga Wari
  • Governor's Cup Women Polo Final :: Gallery
  • Heavy flooding Imphal #2:: Gallery
  • Manipur raiding Burma (1600 - 1850)
  • Cheirao-chingkaba [Mar 29] #2 :: Gallery
  • Miss Manipur Queen 2017 #3 : Gallery
  • Trip to Tamu, Myanmar #1: Gallery
  • Hangmila Shaiza: First Woman MLA
  • Featured Photo for 2017 #1 :: Gallery
  • Maphou Dam :: 360 View Panorama
  • Biju Ningombam (Photos) #3 :: eRang
  • Landscape of Manipur #5: Wallpaper
  • SPONSORED ADS