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JNMDA in dire straits as the Akademi is headed by name shake Director in charge

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, May 30:

Since the establishment of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Akademi (JNMDA) till date i.e., almost seventy years or so many eminent personalities were associated either as a Secretary, Director or Vice Chairman, Late H. Dwijamani Dev Sharma, Late MK Binodini Devi, Late Prof. E. Nilakanta Singh, Late Govind Vidyarthi, Kh. Prakash Singh, Ratan Thiyam, Prof. N. Tombi Singh to name a few. Doyens like them were the custodian of this Academy. The Akademi being entirely established on the line of Guru-Shisya Parampara such persons mentioned above had nurtured the Academy in such a way that the institution’s contribution in the field of Manipuri art and culture is well known to the entire world.
The administrative head of JNMDA a constituent unit of Sangeet Natak Akademy, New Delhi, by a regular Secretary and now Director for two years extendable from time to time on the basis of deputation. Interview for the selection of the head of the Academy normally done at Delhi of late. But the functioning of the Academy and its Gurus is directly dealt by Pradhan Guru.
The tragedy of the Academy today is that the institution is being headed by a Director in charge with no administrative power for more than a year or so. The Pradhan Guru was retired last February and the post is still lying vacant. Complete chaos in the administration, no direction for the students and what not. Over and above very recently eighteen new posts on a contract basis for six months are appointed. A question here is they really required at present when there are no classes going on either online or direct. Secondly, the appointment of the Guru Ahan is against the ethics of the Academy. The entire atmosphere and sanctity of the Academy are deteriorated day by day as the Academy is established on the basis of Guru-Shisya Parampara.

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