GUWAHATI, Dec 17: A Guru-Sishya team comprising of 100 Gurus, 100 assistants and 400 Sishyas (students) has been identified for training with financial assistance by NEZCC this year, informed Governor of Nagaland and the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) PB Acharya here on Monday.
Addressing the annual executive and governing body meeting of NEZCC at Shilpagram, here, Acharya stated that at present there were seven zonal centres across India to promote, pursue and preserve the country’s cultural heritage. At present 12,000 performance teams from different states of Northeast are registered with NEZCC.
“The ultimate goal of all zonal centres of India is to strengthen the heritage as well as national and emotional integration,” he said.
The Governor also stressed that ultimate goal is to strengthen equity and integrity. Such national and emotional goal is to be achieved by artists of all zonal cultural centres, he said adding that ‘Alag Bhasha Alag Vesh, Phir Bhi Apna Ek Desh’ should be the basic ideology of all the cultural groups and NEZCC.
Jitul Sonowal, director, NEZCC invited Prof.(Dr.) SP Singh, vice chancellor, Royal Global University (RGU), Guwahati and MBA students to present a preliminary report on the revival and more vibrancy of Silpagram, Guwahati.
In his speech, Prof Singh informed how RGU would assist the NEZCC to revive the cultural centre, Shilpagram and its footfall.
Dignitaries and members present were Prof. Laltluangliana Khinagte, Mizoram, M Lakshmikumar Singh, commissioner, art & culture, Manipur, Y.W. Ring-u, secretary, cultural affairs, Arunachal Pradesh, Madhurima Sen, secretary, cultural affairs, Assam, Ahola Those, secretary, art & culture, Nagaland.