Cultural events mark 2nd day of Buddha Mahotsava

Sanjay MOSING: BOMDILA, Nov 5: The Day 2 of the ongoing three-day Buddha Mahotsava at picturesque Bomdila town was marked by performances of cultural troupes presenting dances and songs showcasing the rich and varied traditional cultural heritage of the six tribes of West Kameng district.

Besides the troupes from Bogun, Shertukpen, Sartang, Aka, Miji and Monpa tribes, cultural troupes from various places of Arunachal like Wancho, Galo, Adi, Apatani performed in the evening, enthralling the audience with their varied numbers of dances and songs.

However, the main attraction of the evening was the beautiful dance performed by a cultural troupe from Bhutan.

Fashion show to create awareness on wildlife and nature by Wildlife Warden Kesang Lhamu Khrimey and designer Neetu Tering Rabasow and performances by Anu Mara, ‘Voice of Arunachal’ winner were other attractions of the evening.

Earlier in the morning, a marathon race was organized as a part of the celebration wherein the West Kameng DC also participated. A face painting competition was also organized on the occasion besides adventure and traditional sports.

Last night (inaugural day), the dance troupes from Yeshi Sambuddha Tibetan School, Tenzingaon, Shertukpen of Shergaon, Aka of Thrizino, Lhayi Lugar Performing Arts, Bhutan, Snow Lion, Tawaang, Nyishi and Apatani presented their wonderful dances and songs to enthrall the audience who thronged the venue in thousands.

However, the ethnic dress show of six tribes of the district captivated the spectators. The dresses were designed by designer Rinchin Lhamu Kharma. Source:

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