ITANAGAR: Located at the mesmerizing Lower Dibang Valley, Dambuk is all set to host the fifth edition of Orange Festival of Adventure & Music (OFAM) which has returned with more fun, music and adventure.
The 4 day musical and adventure extravaganza will be inaugurated by chief minister Pema Khandu which will be attended by DCM Chowna Mein and Vikram Malhotra and Managing Director of JKtyre and Industries Ltd along with host of other dignitaries and industrialists.
Addressing the reporters here at press club on Sunday, director of OFAM Abu Tayeng said that OFAM is back this December and will be held over four days from the 15-18th, hosted in the breathtaking Lower Dibang Valley’s quaint village Dambuk. Speaking on the idea behind the festival, Tayeng said that it is to bring in people from all over the world to explore the wild natural beauty of the place and experience the local way of life and culture in an absolutely untouched destination.
Dambuk is located at the riverside of the mighty Dibang River along with many other rivers being in the foothills and the thick rainforest makes it really inaccessible during the monsoon months.
Tayeng said that Dambuk is famous for oranges cultivated in abundance by the local population. Orange orchards on mountain slopes as well as the foothills transform the scenery of the entire region during the winter months.
“Therefore, the idea of organizing a music festival with an Orange theme for music lovers as well as the diehard tourists,” Tayeng added.
Tayeng also informed that the festival is supported by the local MLA 76 year old Gum Tayeng who is an active supporter of character building events for the youth, added he said the festival now enjoys the support of the Department of Tourism, Arunachal Pradesh and has been included in the state calendar of events.
The last edition of the Orange Festival had 18 bands from all over the counting the country enthralling the 30000 plus local population of the vicinity along with around 5000 music lovers who braved the treacherous journey to be in the lap of mother nature.
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