Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on Thursday inaugurated the three days long Manipur International Symposium on Dance and Music at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University in Canchipur of Imphal.
The Manipur International Symposium of Dance and Music is organized by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Regional Office, Shillong in collaboration with the department of Dance and Music, Manipur University and Manipur University of Culture.
The Symposium will have panel discussion, lecture cum demonstration of dance and music at the Centenary Hall of Manipur University and Valedictory Function will be held at MFDS Auditorium on Saturday.
Speaking on the occasion, chief rector Governor Dr Najma Heptulla of Manipur University said that the international symposium will create an interdisciplinary cultural exchange and mutual understanding among the artistes belonging to the fraternity.
Expressing that the symposium will help the local students in widening their knowledge and share ideas with eminent artistes of Indian classical dance forms including foreign artistes in panel discussion, lecture-cum-demonstration and performances artistes from other states and abroad, she said that Indian culture and traditions have achieved global recognition.
This international symposium is significant as it will focus on the vibrant culture as well as bring out the beauty of the unity in diversity, she said, adding that the present symposium will become an important and prestigious event in the cultural calendar of the region.
Vice chancellor M Lakshmikumar Singh of Manipur University of Culture said that the event will give an open opportunity to all not only to deliver on culture but also to witness the various performing arts.
Administrator Jarnail Singh of Manipur University said that the panel discussion and the performances with critics will benefit the teachers and students.
Regional director N Munish Singh of Indian Council for Cultural Relations, NE Region, Prof Ch Yashwanta Singh; Dean, School of Humanities, Manipur University, faculties of Manipur University of Culture, faculties of Department of Dance and Music, Manipur University and students attended the inaugural function.