Dimapur, December 17: Governor of Nagaland and Chairman of North East Zonal Cultural Centre (NEZCC), P B Acharya today addressed the annual executive and governing body meeting at Shilpagram, Guwahati.
He stated that a present there are 7 zonal centres across India to promote, pursue and preserve out cultural heritage. At present 12,000 performance teams from different states of Nagaland are registered with NEZCC, besides 100 Gurus, 100 assistants and 400 students form a Guru-Shishya team has been identified for training with financial assistance by NEZCC
He said the ultimate goal of all zonal centres of India is to strengthen our heritage as well as national and emotional integration.
He also reiterated that all artists are invited by different NGOs and other states and countries not only to show our cultural heritage but also to introduce them to local families and provide ‘home stay’.
The Governor also stressed that ultimate goal is to strengthen equity and integrity.
Stating that unity in diversity is the peculiarity of this nation, the Governor said ‘alag bhasha, alag vesh, phir bhi apan ek desh’ should be the basic ideology of all our cultural groups and NEZCC.
Jitul Sonowal, Director, NEZCC on behalf of Chairman, the Governor of Nagaland, invited Prof (Dr) S P Singh, Vice Chancellor, Royal Global University (RGU), Guwahati and MBA students to present a preliminary report on the revival and more vibrancy of Silpagram, Guwahati.
Prof Singh spoke on how RGU would assist the NEZCC to revive the cultural centre, Shilpagram and its footfall. He said students of today are the torchbearers and once they see live shows in different art forms of NE here, take active participation and then spread it globally through person or media, world would come to know more about the Northeast through Shilpgram.
(Page News Service)