From Oure Correspondent
Itagar, Oct 20: Preparations are afoot to celebrate the annual Tawang Festival in a grand way organized by the Department of Tourism in collaboration with the District Administration. The festival, which has turned into a global event since its inception in 2012, aims to showcase the rich and vivid culture of the entire state besides exploiting the challenges of ture in the form of adventure tourism.
Eminent persolities from various fields, including tinsel world, media, and political leaders are expected to attend the festival this year. Prominent among them are US Ambassador to India Richard Verma, Editor-in-chief (Zee News), Sudhir Chaudhary and Hindi film superstar John Abraham, who also is the brand Ambassador of Aruchal Tourism. Union Minister Kiren Rijiju, Chief Ministers of Assam and Aruchal Pradesh Sarbanda Sonowal and Pema Khandu will also attend the festival. The street carnival wherein hundreds of dancers would be performing traditiol folk dances at the streets of Old Market is going to be one of the major attractions during the festival.
Inclusion of various traditiol sports like Thekpa Tengri (Tug of War), Behgar (weightlifting), Pungger (shot put), adventure sports like Paragliding, Trekking and Abseiling, Dutho Damu dance by monks of Tawang Mostery, Yak Cham, Aji Lhamo, Lion Dance, Ngabro Cham, and traditiol dances of various tribes would add more colours to the festival. Ethnic dress show would showcase the traditiol attires of various tribes, including Shartsoneng, Mago-Thingbu, Pangchen, Brokpa of Tawang region.
Popular playback singer Aditi Singh Sharma, New York based Nepali Singer Raju Lama, popular Sand Artist Rohit Kumar, comedian Jitesh Chawla of Mumbai, Hindi Rock Band M-Sonic, Korean Pop Contest Winner Brooks, Aruchal Idol 2015 winner M Karbak amongst others would also perform to enthrall the visitors, an official report informed here today.