Kohima, May 25 (MExN): The Department of Art and Culture, Kohima led by two Department Officials and two cultural troupe of thirty members sponsored by the Government of Nagaland participated in the 15th Folk Fair 2017 with national level tribal, folk song and dance festival organized by Cultural Organization Shree Shrikshetra Soochana at Muktakash Rangamancha Puri, Odisha.
The 5-days programme was inaugurated by Dr. Damodar Rout, Minister, Department of Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment and Department of FARD, Government of Odisha. The Fair showcases Nations’ cultural diversity through tribal art. Everyday 16 Teams representing their States showcase a special aspect of their folk culture. Fascinating performances by the artistes attracted the local connoisseurs as well as tourists.
The festival encouraged the interaction between the tribal and folk culture giving the artistes from across the country a platform to showcase their unique indigenous folk art especially in dance and music. More than 22 states including Nagaland, Sikkim, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Manipur, Mizoram, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Bengal, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Uttaranchal, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Odisha took part in the Fair.
This was stated in a press release issued by Chubala Sangtam, Joint Director & HoD Art & Culture Nagaland.