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Udupi : North-East cultural fest “Hemanthotsava” inaugurated

Udupi : North-East cultural fest “Hemanthotsava” inaugurated

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, Dec 11, 2014:  A three-day  North East  tribal and folk cultural fest “Hemanthotsava” kickstarted at the Muddana Mantapa of MGM College on December 10, Wednesday. The event has been organised by the  Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manava Sangrahalaya of Bhopal  along with  the MGM Yakshagana Kendra. It will be held upto December 12.

cultural fest ..


cultural fest


Dr Darrick, Chancellor of the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University of South Africa inaugurated he programme. Dr RM Nayal, Rakesh Bhat, Senior Officers of IGRMS, Bhopal,  Ashokavardhan of Mysore Regional Centre, Kusuma Kamath, Principal of MGM College, Heranje Krishna Bhat,  Director of MGM Yakshagana Kendra and others were present.

As many as eight teams presented attractive cultural  programmes including Thiva dance of Assam, Cheo dance of Mizoram,  Punkolan dance of Manipur. There was even the Ranchandri dance from Assam tribal women and Broji dance from Arunachal Pradesh among other performances.

 Members of Meghalaya Team presented  the Vangala Dance which is  practised by  Garo tribal community while praying to the Forest God.

An exhibition cum sale  of handicrafts  from different states   is also   being held at MGM College premises  from December 10 to 14 as part of the event.

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