IMPHAL: The Lianda Folk and Classical Academy (A Dance Institute cum Performing Unit) celebrated its 19th Foundation Day, 2020 and new production Kanglei Seitharol (Folk dance) at the function held at Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy Auditorium, DM Complex on Sunday.
Addressing as the chief guest at the foundation day celebration, former Principal of Government Dance College Ranjit Adhikari gave his grateful words to the founder Guru of Lianda folk & classical academy for her tireless contribution and for taking up major steps in the last 19 years.
He further said that the Manipuri cultural dance widely famous and recognized globally was started displaying at the outside of the state in the year 1936 and adding he said that the Manipuri cultural dance were eighty-four years old displaying at the outside of the state counting from the year 1936.
The chief guest further stated that Manipuri dance were a ritual dance since from the times of King Nongda Lairen Pakhangba. It is said that Manipuri cultural dance is not an actual dance randomly but it is a dance performed specially at the temple during the religious occasion.
Many beautiful folk dances and folk songs were also performed by the students of Lianda folk and classical academy at the day.
Director Progressive Artistes Laboratory N. Tiken Singh and Theater Critic & Writer Rajmani Ayekpam attended as the main dignitaries at the foundation day.