Government Dance College turns 66 years

Government Dance College turns 66 years

TMB Report

Imphal: The Government Dance College affiliated under Department of Arts & Culture has celebrated its 66th foundation day at the college on Friday. Addressing on the day as the chief guest, Commissioner of Arts and Culture M. Joy Singh said that Manipur state has been well known and showing its identity to the world with the contribution of various events namely folk songs, arts and culture and dance.He further said that the uniqueness of expression, rhythms and grace that comes out from the dance even make understanding easy to the deaf persons who are unable to hear anything or unable to hear very well, adding that it is a powerful art. To promote and expose more of such art for a long period of time, a huge contribution from government staff, artists and others is very much important, he said.He gave assurance that the concerned department/authorities will look into the needs at their best level in order to promote and develop such arts. He also further appealed to all people, artists, teachers and traditional dance lovers assembled there not to be disheartened for the concerned authorities will look into the deficiency of the department.Giving the presidential speech, Director of Arts and Culture Ng. Uttam said that sports, arts and culture are the events which showcase the identity of Manipur to the entire world. He said that there is a big mindset that believes that the state government has diverted more attention in the field of sports, compared to arts and culture. He said that there is no age limit in culture but there is an age limit in the field of sports. He said that we would not be able to join in the competition of development if we get bogged down hindered by the thought that the government is not helping us.The chief minister has taken up a scheme named “Artistes Singgi Tengbang” and at the same time, the state government is taking up various steps. Every individual also needs to find their own way like applying to various pension schemes. Let us all come forward and try to save the various indigenous art forms which are lingering in the condition of extinction, he added. Uttam further said that the concerned commissioner is trying his best to bring an amicable solution regarding the new enrollment of MA students in Manipur University of Culture (MUC). It was said that the concerned authorities will not perform any activity that can bring loss to the academic calendar of the students,          Khulem Leipaklotpi Devi Gold Medal Award for the year 2018-19 was awarded to Sonia Angom; Khulem Leipaklotpi Devi Gold Medal Award 2019-20 was awarded to Thongam Reena Devi and Gurumayum Sobita Devi Gold Medal Award 2019-20 was awarded to Mutum Bangkimchandra Meitei.The dignitaries and attendees assembled on the day paid a floral tribute to the pictures of late Gurus. 
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