Manipur: Week-long workshop on different art forms launched

Manipur has been bestowed with rich art and culture. The youth of the state should take sincere responsibility to safeguard them as they are the identity of the state, Kanglei Mime Theater, Imphal director Y Sadananda said

ByIFP Bureau

Updated on 12 Dec 2021, 3:22 pm

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A week-long workshop with seminar on study of different art forms 2021-2022 organised by Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School and Performing Centre (MTDTSPC) at its premises, Lalambung Makhong Takhellambam Leikai, Imphal West was launched on Sunday.

Speaking at the function as chief guest, director, Kanglei Mime Theater, Imphal Y Sadananda said that Manipur has been bestowed with rich art and culture. The youth of the state should take sincere responsibility to safeguard them as they are the identity of the state.

Besides, the state had been endowed with rich natural resources and used to be one of the states that were self-reliant on anything. But nowadays, Manipur has become one of the dependent states as every item required in daily life is being imported, he added. The people of the state should think about promoting and using the items available in the state instead of importing everything.

However, many youths with innovative and creative ideas are coming up. The state should consider shaping them by providing continuous support, he added.

The programme was also attended by Padma Shri Awardee Elam Indira who is also retired senior guru of JN Dance Academy and also president of MTDTSPC and retired manager, State Bank of India Th Lukhoi as president and guest of honour respectively.

As a part of the programme, a Manipuri dance called ‘Lai-Okpa Jagoi’ and ‘Thougal Jagoi’ was presented.

First published:12 Dec 2021, 3:22 pm

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