Imphal, Oct 17 (UNI) Manipur Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh today said a cultural complex will soon be developed in Imphal.
''Though Manipur is a small state, its contributions in the field of sports and culture were immense,'' the chief minister said, while inaugurating an artists workshop organised by Arts and Culture department at Palace compound here.
The new complex to be built will help in developing arts and culture in the state. There were a large number of ethnic groups in Manipur and their culture need to be protected and developed, he further stated.
''The Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy and Art and Culture Institute, Manipur, also needs to be developed to meet the demand of the time,'' he further said and added, ''Arts and Culture can be developed if the people extend their support towards the cause.
''We need a clean city to develop our culture,'' he further observed.
The chief minister also inaugurated the 20th conference and 16th annual sports meet of Tangkhul students' Union at Khuman Lampak here today.