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Festival to showcase Tea Tribe culture from February 4

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 24: The Tea Tribes in Assam have their distinct literature and culture, so are there culture vultures to flourish them. APPL Foundation is an organization that helps groom talents latent in the tea community.

The Foundation is going to hold Sirish Festival, 2017 from February 4 to 5 at harkotia town field. This is the third such extravaganza by the foundation.

Talking to newsmen at Guwahati Press Club today, Foundation Maging Trustee Dhiraj Kakati said: “This festival is aimed at flourishing the folk culture and literature of the Tea Tribes. People are generally au fait with the jumur dance as the only dance of the tribe. The fact, however, remains that there are more such dance forms and songs in the folk life and culture of the community. In order to encourage the talent in the community, this year also we’re going to give away Sirish Artiste Award and Sirish Literary Award at the festival. While the literary award goes to noted poet Samir Tanti of the community, the artiste award goes to Ram Sasni this year. Each of the award carries Rs 1 lakh, an angabastra, a trophy and a citation.”

Kakati further said that the festival would have programmes of folk dance, songs and games and sports of the community. Artistes of the community from West Bengal will also take part to make the festival a success.

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