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.
Taking a huge step to support the Assamese film industry, CM Shri @sarbanandsonwal ceremonially distributed subsidy to 10 entrepreneurs for establishing new cinema halls and re-opening/renovating closed & old cinema halls in the state. pic.twitter.com/g2Zr9cuWEN— Chief Minister Assam (@CMOfficeAssam) September 16, 2020
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.