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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Sangai Festival - promoting Manipur

Cultural dance at Sangai Festival (photo - sangaifestival.gov.in)

Sangai Festival, also known as Tourism Festival until 2010, is named after the shy and gentle brow-antlered deer popularly known as the Sangai Deer, which is the state animal of Manipur.

The festival is organised by Manipur Tourism Department every year and generally held from November 21 to 30 in Imphal, Manipur. The Festival strives to showcase and promote the best of what the state has to offer to the world in terms of art and culture, handloom, handicrafts & fine arts, indigenous sports, cuisines & music, eco & adventure sports as well as the scenic natural beauty of the land.

Apart from showcasing the culture of Manipur, the festival also conducts other events like fashion shows, rock shows, etc and participation of various Indian States, foreign traders and cultural troupes make it grand in scale and style. According to the Manipur tourism department, the Sangai Festival is the right venue for innovative people with innovative ideas meet on a common platform.

Fore more info about the festival, location, accommodation and other details visit the festival's official website - www.sangaifestival.gov.in.


Thursday, October 30, 2014

North East Festival 2014

 North East Festival 2014 | November 7-10, 2014

Event - North East Festival 2014 

WHEN
November 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th, 2014
WHERE
IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi, India
Entry
Free
CONTACT
Phone: +91 (011) 23388155
Email: directoradmn.ignca@gmail.com
MORE INFO AT
www.northeastfestival.com
INFORMATION
To reduce the regional gaps and to celebrate the essence of North East India, NORTH EAST FESTIVAL will be organized on 7th to 10th November, 2014 at IGNCA Ground, Janpath, New Delhi. Considered as the biggest ever festival on North East Region in the National capital, The event is aimed to highlight the positive aspects of the region which is so full of talents, resources and success stories.

For more info Click Here

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kalpana Patowary releases the first music video from 'The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut' album

Kalpana Patowary

Assamese singer and songwriter Kalpana Patowary recently released her new album 'The Sacred Scriptures of Monikut' dedicated to the vaishnavite saint and social-religious reformer Mahapurush Srimanta Shankardeva and his deciple Sri Sri Madhabdev. Apart from Patowary herself, the album also features celebrated musicians like Trilok Gurtu, Rewben Mashangva, Angarag Papon Mahanta and Zubeen Garg.

The music video Hey Prano Bandhu is one of the songs from the album. The song is dedicated to the Madhupur Dham in Cooch Behar, the 400 year old relic built in the 16th century in honor of Srimanta Sankardev when he made his last journey to Cooch Behar in 1489.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

A seminar on Sankari culture in Madhupur Dham, West Bengal

Seminar on Srimanta Sankaradeva's contributions
Seminar on Srimanta Sankardeva's Contributions - Nov 23, 2014 

Event - Seminar on Srimanta Sankardeva's Contributions

Invitation letter - seminar on Srimanta Sankaradeva's contributionsA seminar on Srimanta Sankardeva's cultural works and Sankari culture will be held in the premises of Madhupur Than in West Bengal on Sunday, November 23. The event is hosted by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva, a community organisation in Guwahati, Assam engaged in promoting universal fraternity preached by Assam's Vaishnava saint Srimanta Sankaradeva. Several scholars from Kochbehar will speak on the life and works of Srimanta Sankaradeva in the seminar.

Eminent Sattriya Nritya exponent Sharodi Saikia along with several artists of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha will attend the event. A lecture-cum-demonstration of Sattriya Nritya will be held by Prateesha Suresh from Mumbai in the seminar. Eminent artist Pabitrapran Bora, who is also the Cultural Secretary of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha will perform 'Sutradhari Nritya' introduced by Sankaradeva. Manoj Kumar Das of Barpeta, who has performed in many places of India will perform solo Khol (Assamese musical instrument introduced by Sankardeva) recital.

The Madhupur Than, popularly known as Madhupur Dham is known for precious relics of both Srimanta Sankaradevadeva and Madhavadeva. It was founded in the 16th century by Madhavadeva on the instruction of Srimanta Sankaradevadeva. Off late Madhupur Than is facing many problems including encroachment. From a 400 'bigha' compound now it has been reduced to a mere 16 bigha compound. The seminar is looking forward to start a campaign and create awareness on the importance of Madhupur Dham.

When? - November 23, 2014
Where? - Madhupur Dham, Cooch Behar, Koch Bihar, India
More - www.sankaradeva.com

Monday, September 1, 2014

Shillong Chamber Choir performs at Kaun Banega Crorepati - season 8

Shillong Chamber Choir performing at KBC 8

Shillong Chamber Choir mesmerizes the audience with their soulful performance as they sing a medley of evergreen songs of Bollywood followed by a patriotic song at the opening ceremony of KBC 8 which was aired on Sony TV on August 17 at 8:30 p.m. The ceremony was held LIVE at the Surat International Exhibition and Convention. The highlight of the show was the interaction between Amitabh Bachchan and the choir bringing about national integration through music. The choir sang ‘Vande Mataram’, a song written & composed by Neil Nongkynrih, as a concluding act.

Watch the video
Shillong Chamber Choir's mesmerizing performance - KBC 8

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Fragrance from the North East | Film Festival


Directorate of Film Festivals (Ministry of Information & Broadcasting) presents Fragrance from the North East
About
'Fragrance from the North East' is a three-day festival of cinema from the region in a freshly-refurbished Siri Fort Auditorium complex in New Delhi. To be inaugurated on August 22, 2014 by the Hon’ble Minister for Information & Broadcasting Shri Prakash Javadekar, the festival will be attended by several leading film personalities from the region, including internationally-acclaimed filmmakers Jahnu Barua and Aribam Syam Sharma, and actors Danny Dengzongpa, Seema Biswas, Adil Hussain, Geetanjali Thapa and many more.

When? 22-24th August, 2014 (Friday to Sunday)
Where? Siri Fort Auditorium complex ,New Delhi,
Entry - Free (first come first serve basis)

Information:
Photo I D must.
Entry from Gate no 2.
Parking at B-Wing parking area.

Films
Mizo film “Khawnglung Run” (The Raid of Khawnglung) directed & produced by Mapuia Chongthu.
Two National Award winning films of 2014 - Jahnu Barua’s “Ajeyo” (Assamese) and Pradip Kurbah’s “Ri: A Homeland of Uncertainty” (Khasi, Meghalaya).
Prashant Rasaily’s Gurkhali film “Katha”.
Oinam Gautam Singh’s Manipuri film “Phijigee Mani”.
Joseph Pulinthanath’s Kokborok film “Yarwng”.
Ahsan Mujid’s Monpa language film “Sonam”.
From Nagaland, a short film titled “Bamboo Shoots” directed by Steven Ao.
A documentary film titled “Going the Distance” directed by Tiainla Jamir.

Special mention
PAPON and the East-India-Company will perform on August 22 at 5:30 PM.
Classical pianist Nise Meruno’s performance of Naga folk fusion on August 24.
Choir group Nagaland Singing Ambassadors’ rendition of Naga folk-based choir on August 24.

Contact
Anuj Kumar Boruah
Young Monk Communications
M: +91 99583 72662
Email: anuj@youngmonk.in