Updated on 19 Jan 2021, 4:45 pm
Awang Nongpok Inat Thang-Ta Academy (ANITTA) appealed to the authority concerned to fulfil the demand of recruitment of Thang-Ta teachers, which was assured by state government in 2019, at earliest.
A release by ANITTA signed by its secretary, Meiraba Meitei on Tuesday stated that considering preservation and promotion of the age-old performing arts of the state, there is a need of learning Thang-Ta as a subject in schools. As such Kanglei Indigenous Martial Arts and Cultural Society (KIMACS) have been taking up various steps in this regard.
As per the demand by them, the state government assured of recruiting Thang-Ta teachers in 2019. But authority concerned has not taken up any steps till date, it added while appealing to materialise the demand at earliest.
The release also stated that learning Thang-Ta as a course or subject would not only promote art and culture but would also impart moral values, discipline and create a healthy society. Despite having so much significance in learning Thang-ta, the state government is delaying the process of recruitment of its teachers, which is very unfortunate.
The role of the state government is very important to keep this art form alive and untapped their advantage, it added while warning that the academy will support any form of agitation for not recruiting teachers after years of its assurance.