Guwahati, June 7: With an aim to preserve films, music, special events, photographs and texts, Assam government on Tuesday launched the first digital archive of the Northeast at Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio in Guwahati. Storing digitally can lead to having safe storage which can be preserved for coming generations.
Jyoti Chitraban Chairman Pabitra Margherita said, “the Jyoti Chitraban Music Archive that was inaugurated by state Culture Minister Naba Kumar Doley on December 30 last year has now been renamed as Jyoti Chitraban Digital Archive”. Margherita informed that the first content to be archived will be the oath taking ceremony of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal.
Margherita said their states CM Sonowal always boosts promotion and preservation of our culture, likewise, they are on the mission to fulfill the same. She called on all the artists, producers and even public to submit important archival materials which will be preserved for future generations at the Jyoti Chitraban Digital Archive.
At the launch event, several renowned filmmakers and producers submitted their productions as well as films and music. Filmmakers Sanjib Sabhapandit, Charu Kamal Hazarika, Bhupen Kaman, lyricists Gautam Sharma and Abhijit Bhattacharya attended the launch event.
“The Jyoti Chitraban hall of fame which will induct several renowned personalities of Assam like Sangeet Acharyya, Lakshmi Ram Barua, filmmaker and lyricist Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agawala, poet-lyricist Parbati Prasad Baruva, Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rava and music legend Bhupen Hazarika”, stated Margherita
By giving a platform to the youngsters and artistically enthusiastic individuals to publish news items, articles and creative writing, Northeast’s first community news portal was launched as part of the digital archive with the launch of Jyoti Chitraban Digital Archive’s official website.