Assam provides subsidy to cinema hall owners, big push to support Assamese film industry

Assam provides subsidy to cinema hall owners, big push to support Assamese film industry

Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal presented cheques to entrepreneurs to renovate the old and establish new cinema halls in the State.

Guwahati: As a step to enhance the Assamese film industry, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ceremonially handed over subsidies to 10 entrepreneurs to encourage them to renovate closed and old movie theaters and also for establishing new theater halls.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that the Government has taken this decision to promote the exhibition of Assamese Cinema along with other mainstream cinemas and to help revamp the film industry into a potential industry in the State.

"Assamese society is culturally deep-rooted one where people belonging to Barak, Brahmaputra, hills, and plains are working together to expedite cultural development of the state" added Sonowal.

He further added that since 2016, the Government has taken a number of initiatives to make Assam a culturally developed state. He also urged Silpi Samaj or the artistes community to create awareness on various schemes and encourage the youths to take a step forward to make their mark in the glorious industry.

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