SHILLONG, Oct 24: Padma Shree Dr Helen Giri today said that performing art is a subject, not an entertainment, while referring to the profession-driven approach of this art form stating that the same is not only a heart pleasing art but it is also a stomach filling profession.
“Performing art is a subject taught in universities and a career in this field brings not just satisfaction but also a sustaible livelihood,” Dr Giri said. Addressing a gathering during the cultural programme organized by the Dorbar Shnong Mawlai Mawroh as part of their Platinum Jubilee Celebration here on Saturday, Dr Giri said that apart from preserving and showcasing the cultures and traditions of the varied sub tribes of the Khasi and the Jaintia, Performing art also help sustains the lives of many.
The cultural show put up by the students of three schools of Mawroh—Mawroh LP and UP School, Stephan Memorial School and Shullai Progressive School was a celebration in itself. Dressed in their traditiol attires, the students danced, hummed and sang along to the beat of the drums and the duitara.
Apart from the schools, the Salvatorian brothers and the brothers of MSFS and Study Centres also put up a remarkable show with their action song depicting the absence of love in the society and a song sung as a tribute to the hospitality of the locality, they call their call their own.
The gathering was attended by members of the Dorbar Shnong, teachers and students of the different schools besides the residents of the locality.