A five-day event that will showcase the culture of the seven northeastern states will be held at Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University (MDSU) here from September 21. Called `The Octave @ Ajmer’, the programme will be organized by by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur along with MDSU.
The university campus on Monday was bustling with activity . There were artists practicing their folk dances such as Laushah Thangta, Wangal, Shadsuk of Meghalaya, Cherav and Solkiya of Mizoram and Hozagiri and Mamita of Tripura.
Besides these there will also be a handicrafts fair for the local people that will exhibit the handicrafts of the seven states of Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram and Sikkim. “The show will have classical music, dances, handicrafts, paintings, literature, discussions, poetry , recitations and also drama,“ said Furkan Khan, director, West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur.
The programme will be inaugurated by governor Kalyan Singh on September 21. “The aim is to bring forward the rich folk and cultural heritage of these states at the doorstep of mainland people of western states like Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa and Union Territory of Dadar and Nagar Haveli,“ added Khan. He added that through such programmes people come to know about the culture of northeastern states and the diversity of this great country . Last year the program was organized in Goa. “The important thing in this programme is to understand the tribal life and culture of northeastern states“ added Khan.
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