In his address, he hoped that the event will not only promote the cultural assets of the both the States but also revive the rich cultural heritage. He also hoped that such events will go a long way in strengthening the amity between the age-old neighbours.
Underscoring that cultural exchange programme will provide more understanding of each other’s culture, values and traditions, which will in turn cement good relationship, the Governor suggested that next programme must be in Assam so that artists of Arunachal Pradesh can showcase their rich cultural heritage.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Nabam Tuki said that Interstate Cultural event helps in cultural integration and at the same time provide exposure to the artists. He added that talented youth will immensely benefit from it. He called for cultural exchange programme in the districts and interior places of the State.
Earlier Sankar Prasad Kakoti Bora, Regional Director, ICCR said that Indian Council for Cultural Relations, an autonomous body under Ministry of External Affairs, Govt of India which was started 1950 under the first Union Education Minister Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, engages in cultural diplomacy.