Governor of Nagaland & Chairman, NEZCC, Shri PB Acharya, Governor of Mizoram Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, Minister for Art & Culture, Government of Mizoram, R Romawia and others during the Programme Committee Meeting of NEZCC at Aizwal on April 9.
Dimapur, April 9 (MExN): The Programme Committee Meeting of North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) for the year 2018-19 was held on April 9 at Aizawl Club, Aizawl.
Among others, the Governor of Nagaland and NEZCC Chairman of PB Acharya & Governor of Mizoram Lt. Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma as well as all members from all the eight NE states attended the meeting.
According to a release issued by the PRO of Raj Bhavan, Acharya in his speech stated that NEZCC not only aims to showcase, promote and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the North East region, but also to promote and strengthen emotional and National integration through cultural exchange and programmes.
NEZCC has been in the vanguard of preserving, nurturing and disseminating the variety of cultures and art forms of the eight North Eastern States since its inception, he said.
In this regard, he called for involvement of all Member States in the activities of NEZCC, saying, “We must continue to safeguard and promote our rich culture, tradition and language because they are our identity and describe who we are.”
Mizoram Governor Lt. Gen. (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma while welcoming the gathering stated that NEZCC and the other Zonal Cultural Centers of India have been set up with the aim to project cultural kinship, transcending territorial boundaries.
Towards that end, various number of programmes, including the promotion of folk and tribal arts, exchange of artistes, documentation of arts and culture, Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme, Theatre Rejuvenation, Young Talent Artistes Award Scheme, arts and crafts exhibition, and many more have been taken up, he said.
He added that the Nation continues to strive towards a pluralistic yet united Indian culture.
The programme was chaired by Secretary of Art & Culture, Government of Nagaland Shola Those, while Director NEZCC Jitul Sonowal delivered the welcome address.