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International Dance Day celebration manifests spirit of ‘unity in diversity’ in Manipur

International Dance Day 2020 was observed at Department of Dance and Music, Manipur University, and a call was made to to take a pledge to revive and enrich the dance culture and ethos.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 29 Apr 2022, 2:03 pm

(PHOTO: WikimediaCommons)
(PHOTO: WikimediaCommons)

The Department of Dance and Music, Manipur University organised “Observation of International Dance Day” on Friday at the department complex.

Addressing the function as chief guest, N Aruna Devi, Dean of School of Humanities, Manipur University, highlighted the importance of observing such a significant day and called on the teachers and students to regard the International Dance Day as the day to take a pledge to revive and enrich the dance culture and ethos.

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On a similar note, P Milan Khangamcha of the Department of Philosophy, Manipur University, observed that performing art is interrelated with every sphere of public life such as literature, education, philosophy, culture etc. He also claimed that such interrelation proves that dancing influences and plays an important role in the development process of a person. He then congratulated the Department of Dance and Music for taking up the initiative of developing unity through the art of dance.

Head in-charge of the Department of Dance and Music, P Lilabati Devi, in her presidential speech, similarly observed the importance of safeguarding one’s culture and performing art forms and informed that the programme is conducted to highlight the significance of International Dance Day. She also acknowledged the contributions, advices and suggestions of faculty members of the department who collectively work towards the fulfilment of every initiatives of the department.

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The technical session of the first day was held successfully with resource person N Tiken Singh, Director, Progressive Artiste Laboratory, Imphal.

Students and research scholars of the department showcased a dance piece, constituting of Manipuri dance, Pena, Bharatnatyam and Sri Lankan dance celebrating the universality of Dance, also manifesting the spirit of ‘unity in diversity’ through Dance.

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First published:29 Apr 2022, 2:03 pm

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