NEW DELHI: Information and Broadcasting secretary Bimal Julka has lauded the role played by cinema in the cultural integration of the country with the north-eastern states and said it is the rich cultural legacy of the north east cinema from renowned film personalities which creatively impact the young minds of the country.
Tracing the journey of films from the region, Julka said story lines, professional and technological expertise of the industry of films from the region have been appreciated at the global stage.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the north east film festival fragrances, Julka said the participation of stakeholders associated with the film industry was critical. He invited suggestions from the people for the approach, methodology and philosophy regarding the future roadmap of convening such festivals.
Appreciating the efforts and initiative of the I&B Ministry, Meghalaya Governor K K Paul said it is the fragrances from north east which brought the diverse culture of the region to the centre stage. Dr Paul added that the perceived gaps among the cultures could be filled with the appropriate and positive messaging from radio, TV and films.
The three-day long film festival concluded with the screening of Pradip Kurbah’s film RI. The screening of the closing film was preceded by a cultural event that saw classical pianist Nise Meruno’s performance and rendition of Naga folk-based choir by ‘Nagaland Singing Ambassadors’.