Imphal, Nov 29 (ANI): Twenty one year old Sorinchon Zimik is increasingly becoming popular in the state after receiving the "Young Artiste Scholarship" award from the central government for excelling in theatre.
Zimik who belongs to the Tanghkul Naga tribe, is among the first tribal artists to receive this scholarship, as her work has helped promote the region's tribal culture.
The award entitles her a monthly scholarship of Rs.5000 for a period of two years.
"If I am able to learn properly, then, I will be able to create awareness on the Tanghkul community. It will also help me generate a love for theatre among the youth," said Zimik.
Wungnaoyo Zimik, Sorinchon's father said that he encouraged her daughter to further attain new heights in theatre and set an example for others as well.
"I encourage her to attain higher levels in the field of theatre. And, if she does well in the future, then we hope that it will help and bring happiness in our family and be a role model for others," said Sorinchon's father.
Zimik started her career with singing gospel songs in local churches of her village and the nearby region.
Due to unstable financial conditions, she decided to quit her studies after class 12 and decided to help her family and later joined the Zingko Art and Film Centre in 2006 in the village.
After working hard for years, Zimik got her first major break in the S Thaninleima's Khengjonglang Theatre Group during a 45-day workshop conducted in Ringui village.
Under Thaninleima's mentorship, Zimik performed outside Manipur in a play named "Ashang eina Aton" for the first time.
The play performed in Tanghkul dialect and costumes was appreciated on many occasions.
Since then, Zimik has never looked back and devotes her maximum time towards theatre.
Now, she is working as an artiste in Khenjonglang a centre for theatre research and production in Irilbung, Imphal.
The success of Zimik has set an example for others that one can achieve anything with hard work and a never say die spirit.he is now a role model and inspiration for youngsters in the region.