Ganesan distributes film awards

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Imphal: Manipur governor La. Ganesan distributed the 14th Manipur State Film Awards 2022 to distinguished film personalities of Manipur for this year.

The award ceremony was held on Saturday at Palace Auditorium of Manipur State Film Development Society (MSFDS), Palace Compound, Imphal.

Ganesan said the awards are given to encourage the people working in film industry of the state. He said filmmakers should make films which would show the diverse and rich culture of Manipur. This would not only help in saving the culture of the state but also help in spreading awareness to other people living outside the state. The unsung heroes of Manipur can be made known to the world through this strong media.

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He further said that cinema is a very powerful weapon to reach the masses. The reach of message through cinema is very strong and the access is also easy. Many ideas and views when said through movies are easily accepted by the people. Movies which highlight social issues reach the masses easily and the whole issue attracts more support.

Congratulating the awardees, the governor urged them to make more films which will be remembered by all. Lauding the efforts put to organise the Manipur State Film Awards distribution ceremony by MSFDS, he complimented their sincere works to promote arts and culture in the state.

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Organizing such events will be a morale booster for everyone in the film industry of the state. Thr governor expressed confidence that the efforts of the MSFDS will help in elevating the standard of cinema and also in encouraging the young artistes and technicians of Manipur.

He handed over the Lifetime Achievement Award to renowned filmmaker Laimayum Banka Sharma in recognition of his contribution to Manipuri Cinema. Various Film Awards of different categories were also distributed in the ceremony.

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Water resources minister Awangbou Newmai said Manipuri Cinema has been improving considerably. More efforts should be put to develop the quality of the films so that it can compete in the international level, he added.

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