FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Nov 14: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Minister bam Tuki today said that the state government is contemplating setting up of a regiol cultural center in the State capital soon for promoting various cultural activities of all the tribes in the State. “The proposed center will provide a platform to all the tribes to preserve and promote their diverse culture besides creating employment opportunities to the unemployed youths,” the chief minister said while addressing the fifth general conference of Aruchal Artistes Forum (AAF) at Nirjuli, 20 kilometers from here. The chief minister also announced a Corpus Fund of Rs 50 lakh for the AAF to be kept under the Art & Culture department.
Stating that despite varied diversity, the people of the State are united and take pride in their indigenous cultural heritage.
“This cultural mosaic has to be maintained, preserved and propagated at all costs while keeping intact our unity in diversity. There is also an urgent need to introspect on preserving our indigenous dialects,” he said and called upon the artists to shoulder the onus to maintain, preserve and showcase the unique but rich cultural mosaic and also pass on to the younger generation to emulate.
While assuring to make the art & culture department a major department, Tuki lauded the state artists who have contributed immensely in preservation and conservation of the rich cultural heritage.
“A true artist does not belong to any race, caste, tribe, religion or tion. They just belong to the art world and spread the message of love and peace through their god gifted talent,” he said adding, “They are pure inspirations to the young as they bind communities, instill discipline and advocate harmony.”
Admitting that not much had been done for the welfare of artists in the state, Tuki said that the government is committed to see that the artists gets a right platform to showcase their talents.
The chief minister while referring to the upcoming tiol Institute for Film and Television in the state stated that with this institute in place, the state would have lot of artists and experts in art field.