DIPHU, Jan 7: The Karbi Film Society (KFS) slammed the Karbi Artistes Forum for its decision to hold the 1st Karbi Film Award stating that the award is probably not the first film award in the district as Rangsina Sarpo Film Award which was initiated by KAAC through Art & Culture Department have been organising award giving events since 2012. This was stated by president of KFS Dhaniram Tisso and secretary Dilip Bey during a press conference here this afternoon.
While addressing the media, Tisso also said that KFS is yet to be a full-fledged award and its leaders have been pressurizing the KAAC authority to conduct the award in a full-fledged manner like the state and national film awards and insisted that no organisation should hold any kind of Karbi Film Awards prior to the fulfillment of their demand.
“To sort out our problem, we have invited the president and secretary of Karbi Artistes Forum but they didn’t turn up until now. Here we take this opportunity to brief you regarding our organisation. Karbi Film Society was formed in the year 2008 with ex-EM, KAAC Bidyasing Rongpi as president and Semson Terang as general Secretary. Currently, our office is located at Taralangso KCS complex and it is a Government registered society. We have seven regional committees, 49 production houses and numerous artistes, technicians etc. At present, Dhaniram Tisso is the president and Dilip Bey is the secretary respectively.The sole object of this organisation is to work for the welfare of the Film fraternity of this hills district and to carry forward the beautiful culture, folktales, stories and mesmerizing scenic beauty of this region,” Tisso stated.
The press conference was attended by a host of KFS leaders who include director and producer Jibon Teron, Sanjit Tokbi and others.