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Pangsau Pass Winter Festival begins along Indo-Myanmer border

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From A Correspondent

DIGBOI, Jan 20: The much awaited Pansau Pass Winter festival which exhibits a perfect solidarity and cordial bond between the two tions of India and Myanmer commences here on Friday with tremendous fanfare and merry making along the Indo-Myanmer border at mpong in Changlang District of Aruchal Pradesh in North Eastern part of India.

The Pansau Fest as med after a local Village inhabited by Tangsa tribe of Aruchal Pradesh along the border located at the apex of the Patkai Hills indeed make everyone believe that with no choice but to simply fall in love with the moment, the place, the people, the food, and just about everything under exhibition. The Pass lies on the crest of the Patkai Hills on the India-Burma (Myanmar) border. The pass offers one of the easiest routes to Burma from the Assam plains through Jairampur town of Changlang district in Aruchal Pradesh.

Going beyond geographical boundaries, the Pangsau Pass Winter festival promises to be a celebration of cultures of the local tribes from Aruchal Pradesh and Myanmer(Burma). The pass offers one of the easiest routes to Burma from the Assam plains through Jairampur town of Changlang district in Aruchal Pradesh.

Just as in all the past events, 2017 too promises a three-day extravaganza with a mix of folk songs and warrior dances, art, craft, ethnic food, traditiol sports, and more. The festival also brings together artisans, who showcase handloom and handicraft from both Aruchal Pradesh and Burma. What’s more is that the tribes are known for their warm hospitality and kind heartedness. The Winter Festival is a bag full of surprises. The historic Pangsau Pass largely came into the limelight after the celebration of the cultural grandeur in the form of the Winter Festival. The historical Stillwell Road that traverses the emerald Patkai region is known for the colorful Tangsa tribe. This pass is also known for its abundant flora and fau reserves. Meanwhile, what makes the festival unique and unparallel is the extraordiry chronicles of the ethnic culture, cuisines, the environmental surroundings, pristine landscape and the strategic geographical location where the two tions meet and exchange token of attachment, emotion and fraternity in deep silence with the incessant dewdrops cutting across the differences.

The festival uncovers the Tangsa tribes, their multi-layer contours, and strange customs and civilization. Travelers and visitors were in for a treat, enjoying local dances like the Tangsa Rongrang War Dance, Lungchang Dance of Changlang, Wancho Dance, the Assamese Bihu Dance, and the Mizo Bamboo Dance to speak a few.

The said winter extravaganza is a great place for the guests and visitors to view the wonders, excitement, and novelties that exist along the often iccessible terrain of the Patkai and the Himalayan Ranges. Pangsau Pass lies on the crest of the Patkai Hills on the India-Burma (Myanmar) border. The pass offers one of the easiest routes to Burma from the Assam plains through Jairampur town of

Changlang district in Aruchal Pradesh. It may be mentioned here that the Pansau Pass Winter Festival was started with an objective to bring the two tions together. The door of the famous Pangau Pass that connects the last town of Aruchal Pradesh – mpong – and Burma, were first opened for a three-day festival in 2007. The festival brings back the magnificent olden years of the local tribes. During these three days, the area turns into a global village cutting across all the social barriers. However, the festival would conclude on 22nd next.


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