Updated 10 Jul 2022, 6:54 am
Manipur IPR Minister Sapam Ranjan on Saturday stressed on the need to protect and preserve the rich culture and heritage of the people, on the occasion of Dash-Avatar festival organised by Kangmong Sangeet Kala Mandal at Kangmong Meisnam Leikai, Nambol.
“Let's join hands to preserve our culture since our old cultures are in danger. There is a question in the hearts of many for how long our culture can be survived,” Ranjan said while speaking as chief guest of the function.
There is a chain system in which the predecessors pass on the culture to the successors, he said. The present generation needs to understand that the culture which we follow will be followed by the next generations. “We should maintain the right track for our future generation,” he added.
Ranjan further said that the issues of drug abuse in the society need to be addressed together. If the population is reduced, culture will also be in danger. This is the generation who is to protect and preserve the age old culture. Hence the fight against drugs should be taken up with utmost seriousness to save the population, he said.
The minister congratulated the members of the Kangmong Sangeet Kala Mandal for organising the event and suggested to carry on such efforts of preserving and protecting the cultural identities.
President, Manipur Co-Operative Union, L Tompishak Singh; National Sangeet Natak Awardee S Hemanta Singh; Director, Manipur Theatre Academy S Beeren Singh; padmashree Awardee Wareppa Naba also shared the dais as special guest, guests of honour and president respectively. (DIPR)
First published:9 Jul 2022, 6:21 pm
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