Prize distribution ceremony held

IMPHAL, Oct 13
The prize distribution ceremony of 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Quiz Program' aired every Friday during Manipuri evening bulletin of All India Radio (AIR), Imphal was held today at Government Music and Dance College, Palace Compound.
A press release issued by the News Editor of AIR Imphal stated that the quiz programme has been organised by Regional News Unit (RNU), AIR Imphal in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture, Government of Manipur.
The 12 winners of episodes 5 to 8 were presented with certificates and mementos each during the prize distribution programme of today, added the press release.
The function was graced by Commissioner of Art & Culture, M Joy, Director, Ngangom Uttam and Head of RNU, AIR Imphal as the presidium members.
Speaking as the chief guest, M Joy said that the quiz programme which has been conducted as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav (an initiative to commemorate 75 years of India's independence) is aimed to instill the ideals of patriotism among the upcoming youths and to let them know the responsibilities of a dignified citizen.
He also maintained that everyone should deliver their respective responsibilities selflessly and should strive for the welfare of the country, continued the release.
Director of Department of Arts & Culture, Ng Uttam said that Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav has been initiated to know the progress of the country over the past 75 years and it was launched at 75 different places across the country including INA Complex of Moirang and Pallel AirField. He also appealed to the youths to contribute in ensuring that the country reaches new heights of development, added the release.