Foundation stone laid for Manipur’s first film city
Imphal, Feb. 5 (EMN): The foundation stone of the Manipur’s first film city, called as Centre for Culture & Moving Images (Cultural & Heritage Complex) was laid on Tuesday at Ringui village, in Ukhrul District.
Speaking at the programme, Art and Culture Minister L Jayantakumar Singh said the site for the film city was selected with the initiative of the MSFTI Director Prof. Nilotpal, who wants to promote the young talents of the region.
The minister informed that the department has earmarked the budget for developing the site.
He also said that necessary assistance will be provided from his end to those who have donated their land for the good cause.
Ringui village which is also known as Tongou among the valley dwellers is popular because of the villager’s adaptive skills and talents in performing arts.
The village is one of the pioneers in shaping and preserving culture and tradition through theatre and films. It is located about 50 km northeast of Imphal.
Later, after the programme, the minister and officials visited a free health camp, organised by the AYUSH Society of Manipur at the same area.