FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
ITAGAR, Feb 5: Aruchal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi on Thursday convened a meeting in his office to review the preparation for the ensuing Film Northeast 2016 as well as the Festival of Aruchal.
The CS asked the SPO cum chairman of the Organising Committee Dani Salu as well as the departments concerned to put forward any constraint or technical glitch that are being faced while carrying out their duties, an official communiqué informed.
Negi further asked the Chairman as well as the DC cum organising secretary Sandeep Kumar Singh to cooperate and work in close coordition with each other so that both the festivals could be celebrated in a grand way.
The Film Northeast 2016 which is to be held from February 17 to 20 next at annexe lawns of the I G Park, foresees the vision to promote understanding and appreciation of the diversity of cinema in North East India as well as to create a network for northeast filmmakers to share their work and concerns, informed co director of the festival Moji Riba. The format of the festival would be biennial and would consist of various segments which would not only provide a platform to the directors to showcase their films but would also provide an open forum to the filmmakers to share their views on any issue concerning the are of film in the region, he said. An award ceremony would be held on the evening of February 20 that would also mark the first cultural evening of the Festival of Aruchal.
A new highlight this time would be the street pageant that would be held on 21 and 22 where there would be street performance by young performers at harlagun.
The street pageant would run as a parallel event along with the regular events of the Festival of Aruchal.
The CS lauded everyone for their participation in the Clean Aruchal campaign and hoped that everyone would maintain and continue with the same spirit so that we can have a clean and green Aruchal. The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary Fince Satya Gopal, commissioners, secretaries, directors and other concerned officers, the communiqué added.