IMPHAL, May 17 - The Diamond Jubilee celebration of Cultural Forum, Manipur was held here on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion Deputy Chief Minister Joykumar Singh said Manipuri Culture is one of the most developed cultures in the world. In his speech, Art & Culture Minister Jayantakumar Singh lauded Cultural Forum for its role in preserving the State’s culture. He further said the Government has been taking up a number of new initiatives to develop art & culture in the State.
Education Minister Radheshyam Singh also spoke on the occasion. The Deputy CM also handed over Sahitya Akademi Award, 2017 to Prof Rajen Toijamba and Sahitya Akademi Translation Prize, 2017 to Dr Naorem Bidyasagar.