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North east cinema has played an important role in cultural integration:  Bimal Julka

North east cinema has played an important role in cultural integration: Bimal Julka

India Blooms News Service | 25 Aug 2014, 01:33 am
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IBNS): Information and Broadcasting Secretary Bimal Julka has said that cinema has played a major role in the cultural integration of the country with the north-eastern states.

It is the rich cultural legacy of the north east cinema from renowned film personalities which creatively impacted the young minds of the country.

Tracing the journey of films from north-east, Julka said, "NE films have reached at this stage where not only story lines but professional and technological expertise of the Industry were appreciated at the global stage."

Julka stated this while speaking at the closing ceremony of the North East Film Festival Fragrances from North East, here on Sunday.

Elaborating further Julka said the participation of stakeholders associated with the film industry was critical.

He invited suggestions from the people for the Approach, Methodology and Philosophy regarding the future roadmap of convening such festivals in future.

Appreciating the efforts and initiative of the Ministry of I&B, Meghalaya Governor, K K Paul said it is the fragrances from North East which brought the diverse culture of North East to the centre stage.

Paul added the perceived gaps among the cultures could be filled with the appropriate and positive messaging from Radio, TV and Films.

Earlier, Meghalaya Governor and Secretary, I&B visited the handicrafts stalls and paintings’ exhibition at the festival.

The three-day North East film festival concluded on Sunday with the screening of Pradip Kurbah’s film “RI”.

The screening of the closing film was preceded by a cultural event that saw classical pianist Nise Meruno’s performance and rendition of Naga folk-based choir by ‘Nagaland Singing Ambassadors’.  

North east cinema has played an important role in cultural integration: Bimal Julka

India Blooms News Service
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