Manipur Power Minister Th Biswajit, in honour of the cultural activities and artists of Manipur, on Sunday announced that the Thongam Sajou Memorial Trust will soon construct a museum fully dedicated to the Arts and Culture of Manipur.
Biswajit made the announcement during the last day of the 30th Years Annual Function Show of Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School and Performing Centre, Imphal at JN Memorial Dance Academy in Imphal West.
“The unique culture and sports of the state are the main platforms which have showcased Manipur throughout the world in a bold manner. In fact, they are the pride of Manipur,” he said.
Doctors, engineers and officers are not the only successful persons; there is a world of success in every profession, he said. A child should not be forced to take up a specific profession and they should be given the chance to choose, he said. Only then the child will grow up to be a successful person, he added.
He called on everyone's participation in uplifting and preserving the culture and sports. He further stressed on the need to let the younger generations become aware of the importance of culture and encourage them to play sports.
The minister also sought suggestions from the senior citizens and experts, so that the government can take up steps for uplifting the culture of Manipur in a more grand manner.
A 60-minute documentary film, titled ‘30 years activities of Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School and Performing Centre’ and a classical dance programme were showcased during the function.
The function was also attended by founder president of Meitei Traditional Dance Teaching School and Performing Centre E Indira Devi; retired director of Arts and Culture K Sobita and director of JNMDA P Bilash as presidium members. Thongam Sajou Memorial Trust, which was established in memory of the late grandfather of minister Biswajit, has been rendering charitable service to the public since 2012.