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Published on Thu, 18 Oct, 2018 Both


Imphal, October 17, 2021 (DIPR): Chief Minister Shri N. Biren Singh launched the official website of the inaugural edition of Sangai Photo Festival 2018. The launching function was held at Cabinet Hall of Chief Minister’s Secretariat today.

Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that, “I feel proud to be a Manipuri and extremely overwhelmed to see the potential and talents of youths of the State”. He mentioned that the government didn’t create enough space to the youths to showcase their talents to the outside world in the past. Since the installation of the present government, the government is trying to create some space for the talented youths of the State. The government has launched ‘Manipur Start-Up Policy’ to encourage the youths and to tap their potentials, he added.

The 5 day event (22nd- 26th Nov.) of Sangai Photo Festival would be a part of the upcoming Manipur Sangai Festival 2018. The Sangai Photo Festival organised by Tayal Filmer in association with the Tourism Department, Government of Manipur will witness some of the big names in photography in the country and around the world.  The event will be held at different venues across the State. The photo festival would include exhibitions, talks, workshop, master class, beginner class, grants and competitions. Renowned photographers like Sanjeev Saith, Prashant Panjiar, Neeraj Priyadarshi, Sumit Dayal, Tashi Tobgyal, Catriona Child etc. would be speaking at workshops, talks and competitions during the event.

Oinam Anand, Director of the festival said that the Photo Festival under the theme - ‘Stories and Meanings’ will also celebrate the medium of photography as an art form as well. The event intends to create a platform for aspiring photographers and will provide the necessary exposure to photographers in the state and in the north-east region. The organization will give a grant of Rs 1 Lakh to one selected participant of the Masterclass to assist him/her to complete a photo story.

Deepak Shijagurumayum of Tayal Filmers appealed to members of various photography clubs in the state, photographers and public for their participation in the Sangai Photo Festival to make the event a huge success. It will be a huge opportunity for photographers to express themselves using medium of photography, to learn and to share stories with everyone. We need a lot of support from everyone to make this event a grand success, he added.

Those interested aspiring photographers and professionals can enroll themselves in www.sangaiphotofest.com to take part in the Sangai Photo Festival 2018.