NIRJULI, Nov 12: ‘United we stand divided we fall’, was the louder message sent by Tarh Welfare Society (TWS) in its maiden Gaga Magbu Dungney & Riu Aaya event which continued here till late Saturday.
Initiated by IMC deputy chief councilor Tarh Nachung, it saw congregation and felicitation of few dozens of first generation Tarh couples by the oganisisng committee led by chairman Tarh Biroi and secretary Tarh Pappi by offering a metal hukhi to each woman. Those felicitated included senior most woman Tarh Meging Tamchi, 47, of Capital Complex, many achievers and adopted senior member Tarh Pradeep Kumar.
Pointing out that all clan members should be linked like a garland as ‘unit is our strength’, Nachung besides TWS president Tarh Gongkap and GS Tarh Tarak said that this event would be an annual feature. Responding to Kumar’s suggestion, Nachung announced to set up a Tarh counseling centre here soon.
Beauty pageant by 10 women contestants, anchored by Tarh Miri and punctuated by cultural programme, added colour to the event as their befitting responses on critical social and women issues during question hour session received appreciation.
After all rounds, judges Yangtey ZPM Tarh Monika, police inspector Passang Simi and teacher Nabam Yirang, zeroed down to Biroi as winner of maiden Gaga Magbu Dungney crown and Tarh Oniya Tamchi and Nabam Onia Tarh as first and 2nd runners-up respectively. The trio were crowned with standing ovation by the gathering, who were given cash award too.
The sub-title winners were Bamang Yaniam (Best Beautiful Hair), Tarh Yashi (Best Catewalk), Tarh Tumbi (Beautiful Smile), Tamchi Meging (Mrs Personality), Tarh Kioch (Mrs Glamour), Kipa Yadang, (Beautiful Skin) and Kipa Mamu (Best Costume).
Moreover, thunderous applause rent the air as Kumar recited Hindi poem composed on the spot.