From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Nov 4: The 3rd North East Festival held at Indira Gandhi tiol Centre for Art and Culture, New Delhi, which entered the second day on Saturday, witnessed a large number of people at the venue. The ethnic food festival from all north-eastern States attracted the visitors in the tiol capital.
The local cuisines from Assam, galand, Aruchal, Manipur, Sikkim and Meghalaya attracted a large number of people while the traditiol dance, music, games, handicraft and hand-woven products added to the flavour of the festival. Many renowned singers from the States of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur and galand evoked the melody of the Northeast while various cultural troupes and artisans performed their respective folklore and reflected the rich cultural heritage of the Northeast, besides showcasing magnificent beauty of traditiol attire.
Meanwhile, the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) separately joined the festival. The nodal officer of the mega event, Mahan Chandra Brahma told this reporter that five departments from the council were taking part in the ongoing festival which includes-Culture, Sports, Tourism, Handloom and Sericulture. He said the five departments were presenting and showcasing the ethnic culture, tradition, traditiol sports and handicraft products.
The North East Festival got started with traditiol Bagurumba dance of the Bodos on Friday which was followed by ga dance and Ojha Dolbadhan of Assam. A large number of people gathered at the open theatre to watch the rich cultural diversity of the Northeast. Beauty pageants were also held.
On the other hand, the Bodoland Indigenous Games Association (BIGA) from BTC demonstrated Khomlaii (traditiol wrestling), Dahal Thungri Sibi and Khomlaii Khata. Many dignitaries attended the festival.