Dimapur, March 11: Shilpgram Mahotsav 2019, a national level folk dance, music, craft & traditional cuisine festival was organized by NEZCC in commemoration of its 12th year’s foundation of Shilpgram (Craft Village) from March 8 to 10 at Shilpgram, Panjabari, Guwahati. The festival was inaugurated by Governor of Nagaland & Chairman of NEZCC PB Acharya by lighting the traditional lamp of “Mangal Aarti”.
Young talented artistes awarded
The Young Talented Artistes Award Ceremony for the Year 2017-18 was held coinciding with Shilpgram Mahotsav on March 8, at Shilpgram, Guwahati. The award ceremony was organized by the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Ministry of Culture. The awards were given away by Chairman, NEZCC PB Acharya.
The NEZCC awarded 12 (4 female & 8 male) deserving young talented artistes: Dhrubajyoti Talukdar (Mime), Assam; Mr Kaushik Kumar Handique (Sattriya dance), Assam; Miss Krishnakshi Kashyap (Sattriya dance), Assam; Miss Athokpam Chanchan Devi (Maibi Jagoi (Folk Dance), Manipur; Miss Khundrakpam Sanatombi Chanu (Theatre, acting)); Mr Chuileng Muivah (Painting – Creative Arts), Manipur; Miss Genesareth Majaw (Painting – Creative Arts), Meghalaya; Haniel Rejel Jones Kharlukhi (Folk Tribal Music, Duitara), Meghalaya; Mr Shemphanglin Khardewsaw (Folk Tribal Music (Ksing), Meghalaya; Mr Lalthlanchhuaha (Fine Art (Painting), Mizoram; Mr Kilangtemsu (Theatre Director), Nagaland; Tongpangwati Walling (Theatre Acting),Nagaland. They were awarded of Rs 10,000, memento and certificate.
The Young Talented Artistes Awards Scheme was introduced in 2003-2004 by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India to encourage and recognize young talents in various folk art forms in different regions of the country. (Page News Service)