The chief minister ceremonially handed out subsidy to 10 entrepreneurs to establish movie theatres Credit: Twitter Image

Guwahati: To rebuild old cinema halls and to establish new ones under the initiative of the state department of cultural affairs to promote the film industry in Assam, state chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal took part in a public-aid distribution programme on Wednesday.

Addressing the event held at the Assam Administrative Staff College here, Sonowal said, “The Assamese society is a culture loving society, we as a society has always tried to uplift ourselves through our culture and traditions.”

The chief minister ceremonially handed over subsidies to 10 entrepreneurs to encourage them to renovate closed and old movie theaters and also for establishing new theater halls.

“Since 2016, we have taken number of initiatives to make Assam a culturally developed state. I urge the Silpi Samaj (artistes community) to create awareness on various schemes besides encouraging more youths to come forward and make their mark in this industry,” Sonowal said.

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Emphasising on the need for unity among communities, he said, “One community’s positive outreach to other communities would lead to further prosperity in state and it can be achieved through assimilation of culture.”

“An artiste can transform people’s minds, thinking & perspective. I request the community to take a leadership role in bringing positive vibes and harmony in the society,” noted Sonowal.

Focusing on cultural enrichment, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of infrastructure development project of Kali Mandir and Shitala Mandir under Assam Darshan Scheme at Lumding. Under the scheme Rs 10 lakh was granted to both the infrastructural projects.

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