IMPHAL, April 1 - The 65th foundation day observation of Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy (JNMDA) was inaugurated here on Monday.
JNMDA was the first dance institute established in the NE region and has grown into a premier Manipuri dance institute of the country.
JNMDA has produced many eminent artistes and exponents contributing to the rich cultural spectrum of the State. It has also produced outstanding dance dramas, widely acclaimed not only in the country but internationally.
Speaking on the occasion, Manipur Governor Dr Najma Heptulla urged for collective commitment for preserving core cultural values. Vice chairperson Prof H Tombi said that the academy is aiming to establish research and documentation centre to facilitate documentation of the rich cultural heritage of the State.