Highlighting the historic importance of Rupmahal Theatre, Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday assured that the theatre would be reconstructed at a cost of Rs 4 crore.
The chief minister gave the assurance while attending the play ‘Iningthou Kulachandra’ premiere show at Rupmahal Theatre, BT Road on Wednesday.
The premiere show of the 246th stage play of the Rupmahal Theatre ‘Iningthou Kulachandra’ was shown under Chief Ministergi Artiste Sing Gi Tengbang (CMAT).
In connection with the show, CM Biren said the play will educate the present and future generations of Maharaja Kulachandra’s spirit and sacrifices.
He said that he was personally struck by certain deeds of Maharaj Kulachandra and wanted to highlight his story, and said that the play will give the message of the sacrifices of our leaders.
Further highlighting the significance and importance of historical events, Biren said that a film is being made on the ‘Seven Years Devastation’ and heroes like Maharaj Gambhir Singh, Maharaj Nar Singh, Heerachandra.
Remembering his childhood, he expressed a role played by the theatre, as a big role in bringing a change to society, adding the importance of various art forms like theatre, cinema, etc.
CM Biren said that the State’s prowess in the fields of art, culture and sports and said that the CMAT was launched to support the artistes of the state. He said an importance of promoting and encouraging Thang-ta among the younger generation, Thang-ta not only keeps a person physically fit, but also in stills discipline.
“There seems to be a loss of nationalistic feeling and discipline for the elders among the people”, CM Biren expressed concern.
Elaborating on the present situation in the state, he urged all to face the challenges, hardships today for a strong future and reassured that there will be no compromise from his part in protecting and safeguarding the state.