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NEZCC solicits application for young talent award

By EMN Updated: Feb 13, 2022 8:36 pm

Dimapur, Feb. 13 (EMN): North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) under the Ministry of Culture, government of India, Dimapur, has invited applications for young talent artistes award for the year 2020-2021 from outstanding candidates in the categories of folk and tribal music/song and dance, theatre, dance drama, mime, painting, wood, cane and bamboo crafts, traditional handloom and handicrafts, pottery etc.

A DIPR report stated that young artistes/ artisans in the age group of 18 to 30 years (as on March 15, 2022) would be eligible to apply for the award. The award would consist of INR 10,000, citation and memento. It added that candidates should be an Indian citizen and indigenous to the eight North eastern states namely Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura.

Candidates who have received any such awards (state/ national) earlier in the same field would not be eligible for the scheme, it informed.

Deserving artistes/ artisans are asked to collect the application form from the office of the directorate of Art and Culture/ Cultural Affairs, government of the concerned state or Shilpgram, Panjabari, Guwahati and its office headquarters in Dimapur. The form would also be available at NEZCC website and

Report also stated that screening of the applications would be done by the respective state department. It informed that applications of the shortlisted candidates should reach the office of the NEZCC latest by March 15 next adding that no application would be entertained after the stipulated time.

In a separate notification, NEZCC has invited applications for availing the Guru Shishya Parampara Scheme for 2020-2021. It stated that candidates within the age group of 45 to 70 years having very good knowledge for imparting training in any cultural field of the region such as folk dance/ songs, bamboo/ cane/ wood craft, folk theatre, woodcraft, mask making etc., could apply for the scheme.

It informed that emphasis would be given on dying and vanishing art forms of the region.

It stated that, on selection and appointment as guru, he/she would appoint an assistant and four Shishyas within the age group of 15 – 25 years and impart training for one year.

It informed that a guru would get an honorarium of INR 7,500 per month, while the accompanist (assistant) would get INR 3,750 per month and Shishyas would get INR1,500 per head per Shishya.

It has directed to submit applications along with bio-data and supporting documents to the directorate of Art and Culture/ Cultural Affairs of the concerned state. Application forms and other details could also be obtained from its website (;

By EMN Updated: Feb 13, 2022 8:36:22 pm