The Government of Assam will provide financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh for reopening of cinema halls in the state, while Rs 25 lakh will be provided to cinema halls, which need repairing of its building for creating a good viewing ambience.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced this while speaking at the closing ceremony of ‘Chalachitram’, a heritage short film competition organised by Chalachitram in association with Department of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam, and Directorate of Film Festival, Delhi government, here last evening.
Admitting that the cinema industry in Assam is plagued with various problems at the moment, he said the government is preparing a road map to strengthen its infrastructure to give it a major fillip and also urged the film fraternity to guide the Government on the initiatives required to be taken for ameliorating its present condition. Mr Sonowal called upon the film makers of the state to highlight the contributions of the legendary personalities of Assam to carry a message to the society.
Image and Content Source: UNI