Haryana Government plans film city to promote folk art


Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state government was formulating plans to set up a film city in the state for which around 50 to 100 acres of land had been finalised.

Besides, to encourage Haryanvi artistes, a state-level award will also be given to them every year and all possible help will be rendered for promoting art.

On the occasion, Publicity Cell OSD Gajender Phogat along with a delegation of Haryanvi folk artistes met the Chief Minister.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister discussed with them the steps that could be taken to improve the Haryanvi folk genre. He said state-level registration of the artistes will also be done.

Giving tips to the artistes, the CM said an artiste should work on an ideology with regard to the message and teachings that he wants to share with the society.

Reminiscing on the role played by folk artistes in yesteryears, Khattar said earlier, people used to invite folk artistes to give performances in order to raise funds to build schools, temples and dharamshalas etc.

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