Press Release from Culture Department

Gangtok, August 20: The Culture Department, Government of Sikkim in collaboration with the North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, Dimapur (Nagaland) successfully conducted 5 days Thanka Painting Workshop from 16th August to 20th August 2021, at the Directorate of Handloom and Handicraft, Zero Point, Gangtok, East Sikkim.

The main aim of the workshop was to provide opportunities for the development of traditional artistic skills to the younger generation and to explore the talent of the youth in various forms.

Advisor, Culture Department Smt. Bhim Kumari Sharma graced the concluding session as Chief Guest. Officials from the Directorate of Handloom and Handicraft and Culture Department were also present in the programme.

The Advisor in her address said that such programmes provide opportunities for young artists to develop their skills and showcase their talents in bigger forums. The workshop also aims to protect and preserve the traditional art form. She also thanked Culture Department for a praiseworthy task to promote, preserve and protect the dying art forms of Sikkim. She urged the participants to take full advantage of this workshop for skill development and self-sustainability.

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