Imphal: Thongam Sajou Memorial Charitable Trust, Ningomthongjao on Wednesday honoured about 300 artistes of various fields like theatre, Shumang leela, music, dance, film, fine arts, literature, crafts with cash reward of Rs 5000 each, citation and shawl.
The function entitled Honouring the Awardees which was held at the MSFDS auditorium, Palace Gate was attended by a galaxies of celebrated artistes starting from the Padma awardees to Sangeet Natak Akademi awardees, Lalit Kala Akademi awardees, Bismillah Khan awardees and State Kala Akademi awardees.
The trustee of the trust Thongam Biswajit, minister for Information and public relations, speaking at the occasion assured to continue such program in future also to encourage the artistic community of the state who contributed a lot for the state.
Padmadhri Naba Warepa lauded Biswajit for his noble gesture towards the long neglected artistic community of the state.
After the felicitation of the artistes a music video entitled Thambal also released by the information minister.
The BJP Manipur Pradesh president Sarda Devi also attended the function. Live performance of the music video Thambal was also showcased.