Observance of the Day of Inscription of Sankirtana Of Manipur in the UNESCO’s Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was held today at Guruaribam Mandap near Thumbuthong, Imphal East.
Speaking at the occasion as Chief Guest Art & Culture minister L. Jayantakumar Singh said that the state is being known to other state and beyond for its rich art and culture. The enthusiasm taken by our elders who are taking part to enlighten our indigenous art and cultural form is really commendable. Honouring our culture is as similar as honouring our society and its legacy, he added. Minister further maintained that encouragement of the objectives and the prospects of the Art & Culture Department will lead to its goal. In this regard public suggestions and cooperation is required. The Government is also making all out efforts to include Manipuri language to the list of Indian Classical language, he added. Speaking at the occasion as president MLA Yaiskul Assembly Constituency Th. Satyabrata Singh said that we all need to join in hand to discover and enlighten our rich culture. L. Upendro Sharma, Director, JNMDA, Imphal and A. Shivadas Sharma, Director Art & Culture attended the occasion as Guest of honour.
The observance was followed by sankritana performances from different cultural troops.