From our correspondent
Itagar, Aug 26: Raj Bhavan of Itagar hosted the Young Talented Artistes’ Award ceremony for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 fiscals to honour 20 artistes from the Northeast on Friday.
The Dimapur-based North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) in collaboration with the State Department of Art and Culture had organised the ceremony under a scheme of the Union Ministry of Culture.
Governor PB Acharya congratulated the award winners and said that they are the asset of the society. “Our talented youth must be provided with ample opportunities and platforms to showcase their works. The NEZCC aims to provide such platforms to the artiste,” he said, urging the youth and cultural troupes to register themselves with NEZCC for better exposure.
Acharya said: “To create greater appeal and awareness, the function has been organised in Itagar for the first time instead of Dimapur or Guwahati.”
Emphasising on preservation of culture and traditions of the northeastern region, the governor called upon the youth to shoulder responsibility to preserve and promote their cultural heritage.
He appealed to the artistes and their guides to avail benefits from Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme. Under the scheme each guru is expected to train five to eight shishyas. A nomil scholarship is being provided to the pupil and an honorarium to the master (guru) as per the norms fixed by Ministry of Culture under the scheme.