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Guwahati hosts Christmas cake festival

Guwahati , Wed, 22 Dec 2010 ANI

Guwahati, Dec.22 (ANI): To celebrate the advent of Christmas, a cake festival was organised in Guwahati.


Assamese actresses Nishita Goswami, Gayatri Mahanta and Kashmiri Saikia Baruah inaugurated the festival.


The festival was organised by the cookery and bakery section of the Centre for Alternative Vocation (CAV), a voluntary organisation which works in the north-eastern states and mainly focuses on the development of youth and women, by providing livelihood support and strengthening educational status.


Goswami said the festival is a good platform for women who are interested in baking.


"The special thing about this festival is it does not only display cakes, and it displays various confectionaries as well. What I fell is it's a huge platform for the ladies who are interested in this particular field, and it's a good platform for them," she said.


The flavour and colours of Christmas were everywhere as customers purchased cakes and a man dressed up as Santa Claus delighted children.


"Like the cake is sweet, in the same way people of Assam and whole northeast are sweet, and I would like to give my wishes that peace remains in the whole of Assam and northeast," said Shidartha Mukharjee, who had donned the Santa Claus costume.


This festival was an exhibition as well as a sale programme where Christmas cakes like plum cake, fruitcake, rum cake and other non-vegetarian cakes were on sale.


The festival is being organised from December 21 to 23.


Christmas will be celebrated across the world on Saturday. By Peter Alex Todd (ANI)


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