Manipur governor urges youths preserve culture heritage
Imphal, Oct. 18 (EMN): Manipur Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla urged the youths to preserve the rich culture and tradition of the state.
Stating that Manipur is vibrant with natural beauty and rich cultural heritage besides having the appreciation for its unique language and literature at the global platform, she called on the youths to ensure the survival of handicrafts, art, dance forms and music.
‘Culture is the asset that make us proud, beautiful and connected,’ she said.
The governor was speaking at the closing function of cultural-cum-literary meet, organised by the Manipur University of Culture (MUC) at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society in Imphal on Friday.
Terming MUC as a unique institution, Dr. Heptulla said the efforts made by the university to safeguard the cultural and traditions of the state, it deserve commendation and praise.
Art and Culture Minister L Jayantakumar Singh, said the construction work of the university will begin once all formalities are completed. He sought assistant and cooperation from the public to work together for promoting cultural activities in the state.
Nachom – a musical performance by students and presentation of cultural itemsmarked the closing function.
Labour and Employment Minister Th Radheshyam, chairman of Manipur Industrial Development Corporation Limited, Dr. Yumnam Radheshyam and Commissioner (Art & Culture) Bobby Waikhom who is also the vice chancellor of MUC also attended the function.
On Thursday, Union Minister of State(Independent Charge) for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel inaugurated the event.