Arunachalee artistes join ‘Octave festival’ in Goa

[Prafulla Kaman]

RUKSIN, Nov 9: Three cultural troupes of Arunachal Pradesh led by renowned artist cum National Board Member, Delong Padung is taking part in Octave festival at Goa, which has got under way on Wednesday. The festival this time is being organized by West cultural zone, Udaipur.
Arunachalee presented Taapu (war dance) showcasing its mythological significance and symbolism of Adi tribe of the frontier state. They will also present cultural items including Juju-jaja- a folk dance Nyishi tribe dedicated to bumper harvest and Lama chanting of Monpas of Arunachal.
Padung, who is the coordinator of North East Cultural Zone Cultural centre, is supervising all cultural activities of the Arunachalee teams.
Octave Festival is annual cultural event introduced by the Union Ministry of Culture to provide a right platform to the artistes and artisans of the North Eastern states including Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to project their rich cultural heritage.
The five-day long cultural event will come to end on November 12.