Monday, Jan 20 2020 | Time 00:26 Hrs(IST)
  • Girl gets chance to meet PM
States » East

Guv Dr Najma Heptulla presents Ustad Bismillah Khan Puraskar

Imphal, Aug 19 (UNI) Dr Najma Heptulla, Governor presented today the Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar Ceremony conferred to Manju Elangbam the prestigious Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, 2018 in the field of Manipuri Dance.
A. Aneshori Devi was given Yuva Puraskar in the field of Traditional & Folk Dance.
Addressing the function held at JNMDA hall here organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi she said the award was instituted by the Sangeet Natak Akademi in the year, 2006 to be awarded annually to young and upcoming artistes who have demonstrated notable talent in the fields of music, dance and drama. The Award is conferred upon artistes below the age of 40 years.
The Akademi’s uniqueness lies in its all-India character, covering every form of performing art in every part of the country she said. It is not limited to classical music and dance and the urban theatre alone but also covers the folk and traditional arts of rural India in their multifarious forms.
The Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy is a constituent unit of SNA and in its remarkable journey of 64 years since inception, it has come to be regarded as a premier Manipuri Dance Institute in the country as well as abroad.
Under the patronage of SNA, the Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy is growing from strength to strength and it continues to draw its inspiration from the rich culture of the State. Till date, JNMDA has produced many eminent artistes who are counted amongst the ‘Who’s Who’ in the world of Manipuri culture. It has been working alongwith the people, pursuing constantly the agenda for preservation and promotion of Manipuri Dance and Music she said.
Art forms and traditions have taken long years to evolve. Dance and music symbolizing joys and jubilations of generations hold the imprints of their long social and cultural history and tradition she added.
Artistes of every generation have interpreted them and further enriched the tradition. Without them and their dedication, probably we would have been at a loss, disconnected with our past and strong roots. Keeping them alive is, therefore, a magnificent form of paying homage to our artistes and to our heritage.she added.
There is no other better way to safeguard them than providing opportunities for performance and ensuring favourable conditions for the artistes who keep these traditions alive. In our march towards progress and prosperity, our cultural riches are assets that make us proud, beautiful and relevant she added.
We must ensure the survival of our traditional art, our dance forms and our music. We should encourage our youth to keep these skills and creativity alive and robust she concluded.
Shekhar Sen, Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Rita Swami Choudhary, Secretary, Sangeet Natak Akademi also attended the function.
More News

Two held for kidnapping and gang raping a minor girl

19 Jan 2020 | 8:45 PM

Kendrapara, Jan 19 (UNI) Police today arrested two persons on the charge of abducting
and gang raping a minor girl.

see more..
Rescued Gangasagar pilgrim leaves for her home in Uttar Pradesh

Rescued Gangasagar pilgrim leaves for her home in Uttar Pradesh

19 Jan 2020 | 8:38 PM

Kakdwip(West Bengal), Jan 19(UNI) An elderly pilgrim from Uttar Pradesh, who went missing in Gangasagar Mela, has finally returned home, officials said today.

see more..
Over 5 crore people participated in human chain in Bihar

Over 5 crore people participated in human chain in Bihar

19 Jan 2020 | 8:28 PM

Patna, Jan 19 (UNI) A record number of over 5 crore people queued up on the roads
and also on boats in rivers besides jails premises during the government sponsored
human chain formed for awareness on Jal-Jivan-Hariyali mission today in Bihar.

see more..

NE varsities demand ILP for region as Constitutional provision

19 Jan 2020 | 8:28 PM

Tezpur, Jan 19 (UNI) Fourteen universities of North East region, including several Central
varsities, today demanded Inner Line Permit (ILP) system for the entire region as a
Constitutional provision to protect the rights of the indigenous people.

see more..

Sikkim Principal Secretary launches IPPI programme: 801 Booths across State

19 Jan 2020 | 8:24 PM

Gangtok, Jan 19 ( UNI ) Intensified Pulse Polio Immunization has started here
today with Principal Secretary K. Srinivasulu administering Polio doze to a kid.

see more..