Imphal, 21st April, 2017(DIPR): Deputy Chief Minister Shri Yumnam Joykumar Singh appealed the filmmakers in the State to reflect Socio-Economic and other impressive issues in Manipuri Cinema.
Speaking at the ‘CATA CINE AWARDS 2017 & FELICITATION’ function held at the Auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society at Konung Mamang in Imphal today, Deputy Chief Minister said, issues relating to socio-economic problems in the state should be reflected in Manipuri Cinema so that all stakeholders will know it and ways to address the problems can be made. He said, besides making entertainment films based on commercial end, impressive films that can influence people can also be produced. It will give a strong message to our society.
Describing the role of films in bringing a change and influence to society, Deputy Chief Minister said, films based on present day scenario will let the people know what exactly is happening in the society. It will help us to think again and the means to solve the problems can be sorted out.
He announced to institute an award named ‘ Karam Manmohan Singh Memorial Life-time Achievement Award in Maniupuri Cinema’ from this year in the name of his father-in-law.
Deputy Chief Minister handed over S.N Chand Lifetime Achievement Award for Extraordinary Contribution to Manipuri Cinema to Producer/Director Shri Thoudam Dorendro, Basantakumar Wangkhem Lifetime Achievement Award for Artistic Excellence to Smt. Chongtham Kamala Devi and L. Daojee Sharma Lifetime Achievement Award for Technical Excellence to Shri Laimayum Surjakanta Sharma. Renowed film makers and personalities including Haobam Paban, O. Doren, Dr. Meena Longjam, Bobo Khuraijam, Renuka Soraisam and Wanglen Khundongbam were also felicitated at the award distribution function.
Imminent film personality Shri Aribam Shyam Sharma also spoke on the occasion. He expressed confidence that Manipuri Cinema will flourish in the years to come.
Commissioner, Art & Culture, H. Deleep Singh, Secretary, Manipur State Film Development Society Dr. R.K. Sushila and President, Cine Artistes & Technicians’ Association L. Banka Sharma were also present at the function. (DIPR)