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Rajkhowa calls Assamese filmmaker to venture in Aruchal

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, Feb 19: Aruchal Pradesh Governor J P Rajkhowa on Thursday invited eminent film producer and director Jahnu Barua to make films on Aruchali society in the state.

Interacting with Barua over a breakfast meeting at Raj Bhavan here, the governor said that Aruchal Pradesh is a treasure trove of cultural diversity and traditions, an official communiqué informed here today.

“Each tribe being unique provides magnificent bulk of stories and subjects. In a way, every day there is a festival, reflecting vibrant culture of the state,” he added.

Rajkhowa informed Barua that the subject of opium cultivation is a live area which needs to be highlighted among the masses and accordingly a message should go to the people of its ill effects and he should script story on this disturbing subject.

He assured the producer cum director that for the interest of the people of the state, Raj Bhavan will facilitate all kinds of supports including logistic for such projects.

Injecting her observation, the First Lady Rita Rajkhowa suggested films based on social issues and fairer gender to sensitize and motivate the women to stand up for their rights and wellbeing.

Acknowledging and appreciating the budding film producers and directors of the state, the governor pointed that it is heartening through films they are questioning evil practices systems in society.

The governor also suggested Barua for making film of commul relevance involving artists from Aruchal Pradesh and Assam. He said that such initiative will strengthen the age-old relations and messages of goodwill and amity will reach to every nook and corner of the state, region and tion.

Rajkhowa, who had never missed a film by Barua suggested him for organising a workshop to train the budding artists and at the same time advise the upcoming film producers. He said that the young people of the state have tremendous inborn talents in acting, singing and music that too without any assistance from the government or any theatre institute.

“With little direction they will surely shine in all fields of cinematography,” the governor asserted.

While declaring his service in harnessing the potentials in the field of cinematography in the state, Barua said that Aruchal Pradesh is a virgin in film world and that is an advantage for it.

“There are lots of subjects to tell and express. The youth of the state should take this responsibility in the world of creativity and send message to the world through good films. I will be always there for you to guide and mentor you,” he reassured.

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