Amrapali (Society for ARTS), northeast India’s leading socio-cultural organisation recently organised an Artistes’ Meet on December 24, 2017 in Guwahati. The Meet have been conceptualised by its Founder Pranaame Bhagawati. Such a Meet was indeed a much needed platform for the artistes to place their visions and plans. The Meet brought the artistes’ with a mission to work together ahead for the promotion of arts and culture as well as bringing massive concepts in executing cultural thoughts amidst the society at various levels.

Many senior as well as upcoming artistes were present in the Meet. Pranaame Bhagawati, Founder & Artistic Director of Amrapali (Society for ARTS) mentioned that, “Indian traditional arts are seriously facing problems in terms of its existence. No matter how much the Government implement policies and grant funds, the core values of our arts have not been able to propagate at the ground level. Our new generation are totally unaware of our cultural ethics, folklore and artistic rituals. They hardly witness any traditional concerts, dance dramas, etc. Thus, we all artistes thought of meeting together and plan to promote our traditional art forms in some planned and specific ways. United we stay, stronger we grow.”

Such initiatives are a necessity to preserve our cultural and artistic treasure. And it is indeed an achievement for Amrapali to win the trust of a large number of artistes who believed in their mission and joined hands to work together.

Artistes during the Artistes’ Meet 2017 at Amrapali Institute of Arts, Guwahati