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North East folk artists showcase culture at Jorhat Spring Festival

Jorhat (Assam) , Tue, 27 Mar 2012 ANI

Jorhat (Assam), Mar.27 (ANI): Folk artists from across northeast India showcased their unique folk cultures through their performances during the two-day long 'Spring festival', which aimed at strengthening national integration.

The festival was organized in Jorhat district of India's eastern state of Assam by North East Zone Culture Centre (NEZCC) under the Union Ministry of Culture and Tourism as part of its Silver Jubilee Celebration.

Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi as chief guest inaugurated the celebration and officials of NEZCC among many dignitaries attended the event.

A large number of visitors turned up to witness the grand cultural extravaganza, giving an impetus to the cultural heritage.

"I have not seen such a big northeast festival and we are happy to witness the folk dances, folk songs of different tribes. I feel that many such events should be organised in a bid to promote our culture," said Sumit Dutta, a visitor.

The festival enabled more than 250 artistes to present different folk forms.

The special attractions of the festival included the Nuni Pipi dance of the Adi tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, Cheraw dance from Mizoram, display of warrior skills of the Thang-ta and Maibang dance of Manipur, the graceful moves of Wangala dance reflected the best of the culture from each North East state.

The event was projected to provide a common platform to folk artistes for showcasing their art and experiencing new heights. (ANI)

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