Imphal, Feb 4: Indian Delegates represented by Manipur to the 2nd Surin International Cultural Exchange 2018, Thailand was greeted by Art & Culture Minister L. Jayantakumar Singh today in a simple function held in his Office Chamber at Old Secretariat, Imphal.
Speaking on the occasion, L. Jayantakumar said that the rich form of Art & Culture of the state is nowadays gaining momentum. All necessary steps will be taken up to uplift the art and culture of the state in consultation with the Chief Minister, he added.
The Minister also distributed Trophy & Citations to the delegates and congratulated the artists for achieving— the most ‘Outstanding Performance Trophy’, ‘Entertaining Performance Award’. The cultural troupe from Manipur was led by M. Luxmikumar, IAS, Commissioner, Art & Culture and comprised with (eight) artists from Rhythms of Manipur and also 8 (eight) Artists from Sangeet Kala Sangam, Khurai. It is learnt that in the 2nd Surin International Cultural Exchange 2018, the artists performed 7 (seven) different cultural items including Maibi-Jagoi, Thang-Taa, Pung-Cholom, Dhol-Cholom, Kabui-Jagoi that organised in 7 (seven) different locations of Thailand.
Attending the programme, M. Luxmikumar, IAS said that the motive of the cultural event is to build new friendship and to strengthen the bond with different countries through cultural exchange. Joint Director Art and Culture, Manipur L. Keshorjit Singh, Co-ordinator of the troupe Sherjeet Singh and others were also present at the programme