Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 27: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday attended a programme organised to commemorate the completion of 50 years of Anuradha Cineplex and the premiere show of Midnight Song the first Assamese movie released after the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal said that established in the year 1971 under the leadership of Phani Sharma, the fact that Anuradha Cineplex has completed 50 years of existence is a matter of encouragement and enthusiasm for the cultural life of the State.

Besides paying rich tributes to Radha Govinda Baruah and others, who took active role in the establishment of this cinema hall, Sonowal also congratulated the proprietor Chinmay Sharma and his family members on the occasion.

Sonowal further said that in the last four-and-a-half years, the present State government took several steps to motivate the artistes of the state. He also said that even in the coming days, his government would continue its unrelenting journey to enrich cultural landscape of the State through several other proactive interventions.

He observed that in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, though cinema halls were closed, with subsequent government interventions, the State’s film industry will resume its journey.