Friday July 19, 2019

Meghalaya to get an International Centre for Arts and Culture


By NewsGram Staff Writer

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government is planning to set up an International Centre for Arts and Culture in Meghalaya.

“An International Centre for Performing Arts and Culture will be set up at Mawkasiang, about 11 km from Shillong,” a news report said.

The central government would provide the aid for the development of the centre which will have infrastructure of the international standards to host events of performing arts, cultural fiestas and musical fests.

The project  has been sanctioned by Development of North-Eastern Region ministry and is being implemented by the department of arts and culture of the state.

It would have state of the art facilities such as auditoriums, performing arenas/opera houses, exhibit areas, convention facilities, administrative block, food court, international guest house and related support facilities and other features deemed suitable for such a centre, the report said.

The  foundation stone of the arts centre will be laid by Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on April 23

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Form Committee on ‘One Nation, One Election’

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M

Narendra Modi.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the “one nation, one election” plan.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told this to the media after the conclusion of the meeting which lasted for over three-and-a-half hours.

Singh said that five major agendas were discussed in the meeting, including the “one nation, one election” agenda.

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India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi waves toward his supporters during an election campaign rally in New Delhi, May 8, 2019. VOA

He said that members of all the opposition parties present at the meeting supported the idea barring the CPI and CPI-M.

“Only CPI and CPI-M expressed difference of opinion, saying how it could be implemented,” the Defence Minister said.

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Over 40 parties were invited for the meeting in which 21 party chiefs participated while three expressed their inability to join the meeting citing some reasons, Singh added. (IANS)