IMPHAL, Oct 17 - Guru Herachandra memorial award was conferred on Yumnam Jatra Singh. The award was received by his son on his behalf since the ailing Guru is under treatment at a local hospital.
The award was presented during Guru Kirtana Seva-2016, the Festival of Nata Sankirtana which was observed at Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound here on Friday under the aegis of Gulapi Nata Sankirtana Academy,
Manipur Deputy Chief Minister Gaikhangam, in his speech, stated that Manipur is a culturally unique place and the youth of the State should take a vital role in preserving and promoting this unique culture.
He further said that the government is serious regarding promotion of the rich culture of the State and Manipur University of Culture, Manipur State Film Institute, etc., are the outcome of such sincere efforts of the government.