Rongali: Promoting Assam?s tourism, diverse culture

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first_imgBy Durba GhoshGuwahati, Feb 5 (PTI) Rongali, a three-day festival promoting tourism and showcasing the essence of Assams diverse culture is a concerted effort to create a niche in the countrys annual tourism festival circuit attracting people from across the country and abroad, the organisers say.The festival is showcasing traditional houses, food, music, dance, lifestyle of the different local communities such as Bodo, Mising, Karbi Dimasa, Tiwa, Sonowal Kachari, Singpho, Deuri, Tai Phake, Thengal Kachari, Ahom, Bhatia and others.Around 35 colourful dance forms, mask-making workshop from Samaguri Sattra in Majuli, Mati Akhara, Bhaona, Bihu workshop, musical performances and photography exhibitions are some of the major highlights of the festival.The festival also aims to develop the Brahmaputra riverfront as a major centre for aero-sports with enthusiasts from all over the country participating in parasailing, paramotoring, hot air-modelling.Ten pilots from across the country are participating in the event to popularise Assam as a destination for adventure sports, said the festivals chief organiser Shyamkanu Mahanta.Another attraction is the traditional Dragon Boat race or Naokhela along with traditional local sports of the state in collaboration with Assam Directorate of Sports.”We also aim to make Guwahati-the hub of music with Indias best rock bands and musical talents performing each evening”, Mahanta said.Rock bands like Parikrama, Euphoria, Bollywood singer Ash King, YouTube sensation Arjun from London and North Esst talents such as Joi Barua, Zubeen Garg, Alobo Naga and Band and Indias top DJs Nucleya, Teri Miko and Zaeden are performing during the festival, which began on February 3. (MORE) PTI DG ZMN MGadvertisementlast_img

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