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Ministry to support Shillong Choir to visit China

New Delhi, July 20, 2010: The Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) has approved the sponsorship of the visit of Shillong Chamber Choir, which has been selected by Indian Council for Cultural Relations to participate in an International Music Competition to be held in Shaoxing, China from 21 July to 26 July 2010.  

The sponsorship follows the initiative taken by B.K Handique, Minister of Mines & DoNER, to encourage the visits of cultural troupes from the region to different Asian countries to foster cultural exchange and youth promotion. The Ministry will take care of all the financial support pertaining to the travel, accommodation and other expenses of the Choir during the visit.

Handique said that he was hopeful that the Choir will be able to aptly showcase the rich musical tradition of the North Eastern Region in the International arena. Handique has offered his best wishes to the troupe for the competition.

Source: PIB