IMPHAL, Dec 14 - Culture and literary bodies in Manipur urged the state Governor to appoint a full-time secretary of the Manipur state Kala Akademi in the interest of proper growth of art and culture and the Akademi itself. The Manipur Sahitya Parishad, Writers� Forum Imphal, Naharol Sahitya Premi Samiti, Manipur Literary Society, Manipur Dramatic Union, Rup-Mahal Theatre, Society Theater, Manipur Jagoi Marup, Progressive Artist Laboratory and Nimita Devi Nitya Ashram submitted a memorandum in this regard to state Governor Dr Najma Heptulla on Saturday.
The organisations also urged the Governor to review the age limit of the Secretary as per the advertisement notification of November 28, 2020. The memorandum stated that as per the new regulation, the minimum age limit is 55 years while the maximum age limit is 63 years. But the age limit for the Sangeet Natak Akademi is 45 to 50 years.
Essential qualification for the Secretary of the Sangeet Natak Akademi should be post-graduate plus knowledge of performing art or having experience of writing or editing in addition to 10 years experience of administration.