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Guru Shishya Parampara Kendra opened at Mongchen

By EMN Updated: Jan 08, 2019 12:54 am
Guru Punalemla (seated right) seen here along with the Shishyas at the newly opened Guru Shishya Parampara Kendra at Mongchen village, in Mokokchung district, on Mon. Jan.7.

Dimapur, Jan. 7 (EMN): A Guru Shishya Parampara Kendra (a traditional centre) which was funded by the ministry of Culture was opened at Mongchen village under Mokokchung district on Monday, January 7.

A press release from the centre stated that the main objective of the centre under the scheme is to promote, preserve and exhibit the rich traditional arts like weaving, dance, folksongs, dresses etc. in the society. It has been opened under the central flagship programme called ‘Guru Shishiya Parampara Scheme’ and has been facilitated by the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur.

The centre will be looked after by a ‘Guru’ (Hindi for ‘priest’), Punalemla, who is a certified handloom artisan. The ‘guru’ will be assisted by an ‘accompanist’ and the centre will admit four shishyas (Hindi for ‘pupils’) who will learn the art of traditional weaving and other handloom works.

The centre is first of its kind. Through this programme, the Kendra at Mongchen is expected to promote the women and girl child by promoting the art of weaving and at the same time enable them to become self-sufficient and self-reliant by practicing the traditional art of weaving and also by partaking in different expos all over the country, the press release stated.

The pupils will be given extensive training throughout the year at the centre. The pupils will be given training every Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm.

By EMN Updated: Jan 08, 2019 12:54:15 am