To promote and preserve ‘Basak Bipralabdha’, artistes should conduct research in the art form which is slowly fading from the state, said advisor Kongpal Nupee Ishei Marup, Khomdram Surendra Singh.
He was speaking during demonstration of Basak Bipralabdha at Pebam Mandap, Kongpal Kshetri Leikai, Imphal East on Thursday.
The programme was organised by Kongpal Nupi Ishei Marup, Imphal under the financial assistance of Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi.
Surendra said that in the present scenario ‘Basak’ is fading and most of the artistes do not have proper knowledge of the art form. Artistes need to do research not only in ‘Basak’ but also other art forms that have been practiced in the state for decades, he advised.
Stating that Manipur is known to the world for its rich and unique culture and various art forms across the world besides sports, Surendra said only some gurus have proper knowledge of ‘Basak’ and the upcoming artiste should learn from the gurus to preserve and promote the art form.
One of the senior artistes of the institution, E Basanti Devi said through Women Nata Sankritana, women artistes have been trying to preserve the Asthakal Seva of Lord Krishna.
Basak Leela is a Braja Leela where lord shows his dignities and satisfies the Brajagopies through perfection. She said, as described in Geeta Govindam, she will try her best to produce the Kirtana style through Guru Sisya Parampara.
Later, the artistes of the institution demonstrated songs of ‘Basak Bipralabdha’ in Manipuri translation.
Zilla Parisad, Top Naoria, Imphal East, Ksh Tama Devi also attended the function as chief guest.