Imphal, Oct. 17
Union Minister of State, Independent Charge Prahlad Singh Patel has expressed that Manipur has everything ranging from fusion music, martial arts to variety of traditional attire. However, when we visit Nagaland we cannot find these diversities. All this diversity need be accumulated and preserved continuously so that the next generation will also move forward. The Manipuri University of Culture will play an important role in preserving all these diverse culture and tradition, Minister added.
Speaking as chief guest at the inaugural function of the INAT, a Cultural Cum Literary Meet held at the auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society, Prahlad Singh Patel assured that the state and centre work together at their capacity. University is the highest plate form to train and enlighten the youths. The cultural fusion of Manipur is a prototype which is found in the world. Other state may be famous in one particular field but Manipur is a multiplex of many areas. The Manipur University of Culture will benefit the youths of the country not only by providing jobs but also bringing fame of the state through Art & Culture, he added.
Delivering presidential speech, Art & Culture minister, Manipur L. Jayantakumar Singh said that he is fortunate to hold the portfolio of minister in charge, art & culture. Jayantakumar also appreciated the union minister of state, independent charge, Art and Culture, Government of India, for taking up initiatives to promote and develop the art & culture of Manipur. It is through the medium of culture that peace and solidarity of the nation can be maintained. It is also a vast subject as no one can master all the avenues of art and culture, he added.
Minister Jayantakumar also mentioned that paucity of fund of this department has hampered the pace of development of this sector. He appealed the ministry of culture, Government of India to provide adequate fund to construct develop the infrastructure of Manipur University of Cultural, MUC through the union minister. Project proposal of the Manipur University of Culture has already been submitted. Ministry has also given green signalto start part by part construction. Forest department has also given clearance for the site for construction of MUC, he added.
Minister Jayantakumar also sought the blessings and participation of the public to make the construction of MUC successful.
The inaugural function was also attended by Dy. Chief Minister, Manipur, Y. Joykumar Singh, Letpao Haokip, Minister YAS, Irrigation & Flood Control, Dr.RK. Ranjan Singh, MP, Nahakpam Indrajit Singh, MLA, and Bobby Waikhom, VC Manipur University of culture as guests of honour. Varieties of cultural performance were also shown by students of MUC as a part of the inaugural function.