Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Tuesday attended the closing ceremony of the Assam Natya Sanmilan's 55th session in Tinsukia.
Sonowal said that drama is an important art form that reflects strengths and weaknesses of society. He urged the young generation to take up this art and make meaningful contribution to the society.
To provide proper training to our young artists, a State School of Drama in lines of the National School of Drama would be set up in Assam, Sonowal said.
State Government will constitute an award in the name of doyen of Assamese drama Brajanath Sarma from next year to honour a prominent personality who has contributed immensely in the field of Assamese drama, he added.
The Chief Minister handed over a cheque of Rs 3 lac to the Sanmilan. He promised that the state government would allot a plot of land for setting up their permanent office in Guwahati.