Imphal: Labour and Employment Minister Th Satyabrata Singh expressed his appreciation for the relentless efforts put in by the Tapasya centre of Performing Arts to promote the culture of Manipur.
He was speaking as chief guest at the One Day Cultural Festival held in connection with the 20th Foundation Day Celebration of TAPASYA at JN Manipur Dance Academy auditorium, Imphal Sunday. During 20 years of its journey, the centre must have faced lots of struggles and obstacles in their pursuit to take the state on the road towards development, he added.
Director (PAL) and MSKA Awardee, N Tiken Singh and Padmashree Awardee S Thanil Singh also attended the function as guest of honour and president respectively.
Minister Satyabrata Singh stated that the Government empathises with the issues and bottlenecks that pose hindrance to the activities of the artists. He assured to sort the matter out after discussion on a separate platform later and pluck the loopholes.
He also stated that the Government is elected by the people and stands for the welfare of the people. He appealed the public to guide the Government to work in their interests so that their grievances will be addressed satisfactorily. The Government is open to listening to the demands and problems of the people and find amicable solutions, he added.
Minister Th. Satyabrata also appealed the organisers that such an important festival organised by the Tapasya centre of performing arts in connection with 20 years of its foundation day should not be limited to only one day.
Ariba Pala by Tapasya(1 month workshop cum production), Guru Bandana by National Awardee Okram Jelen Singh, Taal Prabhanda by Liyanda Folk and Classical Academy, Nagampal and Taal Gee Ethak Epom by Government Dance College are some of the cultural programmes of the festival.