Updated 9 Jul 2022, 4:22 am
Kaina Foundation Manipur on Thursday celebrated the Rath Yatra festival at Gurumayum Krishnachandra Mandap, Yaiskul by showcasing various performing arts.
Addressing the media at the sidelines of the festival, director of Kaina Foundation, Latasana, said that the state is known for its rich art and culture. But unfortunately, many art forms of the state are gradually disappearing in due course of time. With an objective to preserve and promote various performing arts of the state, Kaina Foundation is taking a key role by conducting various programmes. Today’s celebration of Rath Yatra Festival is also one such exemplary activity to conserve the festival, Latasana said.
She further said that the youths of the present generation do not have a complete knowledge of the Rath Yatra festival. To make them aware and promote a sense of preservation, various performing arts, that are usually performed in Rath Yatra, will be presented in the festival such as Pung Cholom, Khubak Esei, Jayadeva Chingba and solo Manipuri Classical dance, she added.
While informing about the activities of Kaina Foundation Manipur, she said that they have been teaching Manipuri dance as well as Manipuri culture like playing drum, singing, Manipuri Martial arts, Manipuri traditional and folk dances for the past two years.
As many as 50 students in various ages are learning many performing arts of the state. Even when the state was peaking with COVID-19 pandemic, the classes were conducted in virtual mode. The foundation will extend its best level effort in promoting and preserving the rich art and culture of the state which was inherited from the forefathers of the state, she said.
First published:8 Jul 2022, 4:17 pm
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