Introduction Of NEZCC

The Zonal Cultural Centre of the Northeast India, North East Zone Cultural Centre was set up in June 1986 with its headquarters at Dimapur, Nagaland. The 8 (eight) North Eastern States, viz; Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura are the constituent States of the North East Zone Cultural Centre. The NEZCC started functioning with the formal inauguration of the Centre by Late Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India on 6th October 1987. The NEZCC has also established its Shilpgram (Crafts Village), at Panjabari, Guwahati which was inaugurated by Dr. Manmohan Singh the then Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on January 17, 2006.
Following are the main aims and objects of the Centre:
  1. To preserve, innovate and promote the projection and dissemination of the arts & crafts;
  2. To develop and promote the rich diversity and uniqueness of various arts and crafts of the Zone and to upgrade and enrich consciousness of the people about their cultural heritage;
  3. To lay special emphasis in its activities on the linkages among various areas through evolution of styles and their contribution to the largest composite identity of cultural heritage of India;
  4. To make special efforts to encourage folk and tribal arts and to frame special programme for preservation iby documenting the vanishing art forms;
  5. To frame such programmes as would encourage and involve the youth of the Zone amongst themselves and with the youth of the rest of the country in creative cultural communications through the process of seminars, exchanges and workshops on matter relating to cultural heritage of India.
  6. To pursue such other activities and programmes as would strengthen and promote the cultural interlinkages amongst States; including setting up of Sub-Centres within the Zone;
  7. To encourage the research activities relating to various art forms.
Over the years, the Centre has been making concerted effort towards achieving these objectives by organizing different types of programmes, such as, Folk Song & Dance Festivals, Craft Fairs & Exhibitions, Workshops & Seminars, undertaking research and documentation works on vanished and vanishing/dying art forms of the region, etc. A lot of Cultural interaction and exchange programmes have also been undertaken by the Centre involving artistes from the region as well as from different parts of the country.  These cultural interaction and exchange programmes together with participation in the important National events have had a positive effect towards fulfillment of the common theme of the Zonal Cultural Centres – “Unity through Culture”.
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