DIPHU, July 21 � The Art & Cultural Affairs department, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) is continuing its efforts to revive and modernise the Karbi musical instruments.
Under an initiative of Bidya Sing Rongpi, EM, Art & Culture Affairs department, KAAC a series of training-cum-workshops have been organised in various places of the district involving artistes and artisans with an aim to revive the Karbi traditional musical instruments from a moribund state.
One such nine-day-long training-cum-workshop was held on Karbi musical instrument Kum Li Eng, a violin-like instrument, at Diphu Cultural Centre here from July 10 and it concluded successfully on Saturday.
In the closing function of the workshop, organised under the aegis of Diphu Cultural Centre, Cultural Affairs department in collaboration with the KAAC, Bidya Sing Rongpi, EM for Art & Cultural Affairs, Dhaneswa Engti, Joint Secretary, KAAC, Hemari Tokbi, Deputy Director, Art & Cultural Affairs, Rani Terangpi, Tribal Cultural & Research Officer, Darsing Ronghang, MAC, KAAC and leaders of Karbi cultural organisations like Chandra Sing Kro, president, Karbi Cultural Society (KCS), Lunse Timung, president, Hemphu Mukrang Adarbar and Jarsing Bey, general secretary, Karbi Jutang Chingthur Amei were present.
All the dignitaries delivered inspiring speeches, besides highlighting elaborately on the need of scientific research for revival of the Karbi traditional musical instruments. Later, each trainee was given certificates with some amount of money as honorarium.