Director of Huyen Lallong Manipur Thang-Ta Cultural Association (HLMTCA) K Sanathoi Sharma said that the art form is dying.
Thang-Ta Maheikol finished the championship with 16 gold, 10 silver and nine bronze medals.
KIMACS president N Ajit said that state government has not taken up any initiation for recruitment of Thang-Ta teachers in the schools till date.
The workshop is open to those above 25 years of age, both male and female, having five years working experience in a reputed Thang-Ta association of Manipur.
Not only at marriage ceremonies, Thang-Ta should not be performed as a piece of entertainment in public places, KIMACS said.
Call to add extra budget annually for Thang-Ta by the Art and Culture department
The Huyel Langlon Thang-Ta Association, Manipur while appreciating the Central Government moves felt that the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Manipur must cater to the scheme with full sincerity.