Dimapur, January 29: A 20-day “Stone Sculpture Workshop” comprising of sculptors from the northeastern states that was underway here at NEZCC Complex, Dimapur, concluded on Wednesday. The Chief Guest for the valedictory programme was DC Dimapur Anoop Khinchi, IAS.
Speaking on the occasion, Khinchi called the workshop an important event necessary for the preservation of cultures and to motive the people to pass down the legacy from one generation to another.
Saying that art gives people happiness, he added that this form of workshops where people from different cultures come together is also a form of cultural integration and each of the artists had put up “magnificent jobs.”
Previously, in the welcome note, director of NEZCC Jitul Sonowal mentioned that the objective of the workshop was to take the difficult art form, particularly in the context of northeast, ahead.
Except Sikkim, all the northeastern states participated in the workshop and sculpted couples in the traditional attires of their respective states. Each team comprised of maximum two members i.e., one sculptor and one assistant, and their works will now be added among the existing stone sculptures of the Stone Park.
The artists who participated in the workshop are Harekrishna Talukdar (Assam), Chittaranjan Moirangthem (Manipur), Huirem Janison Singh (Manipur), Taya Vivek (Arunachal Pradesh), Shovezo Keyho (Nagaland), James Khamliansawma (Mizoram), Jubal Lalruatdika (Mizoram), Rangskhembor Mawblei (Meghalaya), Jeffrey Lyngdoh Mawlong (Meghalaya), Sushanta Debbarma (Tripura), H. Akup Buchemhu (Nagaland), Pangeronen ( Nagaland) and Vishnu Kumar (UP).
The workshop has started on January 8. (Page News Service)