BY TC News Desk
Agartala: March 25. Former Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma today said that Tripura is a miniature version of India and there is an amalgamation of cultural traditions of different communities.
“Tripura is a miniature version of India. There is an amalgamation of cultural traditions of different communities. Spring Festival means the beginning of a new chapter”, said former Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Dev Varma while inaugurating the Basanta Utsav organized by the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs at the premises of Durgapur High School at Narayan Khamar in under Dukli block today.
He said, culture is prayer and cultural practices, dance, music carry the identity of us and our country. On the occasion Dev Varma also said that a new Tripura is being created.
“The main identity of this Tripura will be culture. The direction of development of the whole society lies within the culture. So culture improvement is necessary. The state government is serious about cultural practices and cultural development. Culture creates bonds of union between people in society. Society becomes unstable, peace is destroyed only when culture goes backwards. Manipuri community Basantz, Maharas, Laiharba, Kholaichi have made special contribution in creating the rich culture of Tripura state”, he said.
Addressing the chief guest at the event, MLA Ramprasad Pal said, Spring means the season of creation. The spring festival binds everyone together. He said that Tripura is the cradle of art and culture. The honest devotion mentality of the people here will advance the development of the state.
Dukli Panchayat Samiti member Narayan Chakraborty, Choumuhnibazar Panchayat Pradhan Manik Sarkar were present on the occasion among others.
Deputy Director of ICA Department Amrit Debbarma gave the welcome speech on the occasion. Prominent social worker Barda Kanta Singh presided over the event. Spring festival and cultural programs were performed following the traditions of the Manipuri community.