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NE Spring Festival begins

Cultural troupes from various states perform at the NE Spring Festival at NEZCC complex on Wednesday, Dimapur. (NP)
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Mar. 2011 12:50 AM IST
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The beauty and colours of varied cultures spread across the country was brought out on Wednesday evening at NEZCC ground with people cutting across several ages witnessing the live choreographic cultural presentations at the inaugural ceremony of NE spring festival. A well lit up stage with wooden Naga sculptures in the background only added more exquisiteness in bringing out the cultural integrity of the country.
Organized by NEZCC, the inaugural ceremony of the spring festival brought together cultural troupes not only from the region but also from across the country.
Rikhampada from Arunachal Pradesh, Dhol Cholom and Pung-Cholom from Manipur, Mizoram’s Cheraw, Ka Shad Mastieh and Shad rah Kynthei of Meghalaya, Maruni dance of Sikkim, Lebang Boomani from Tripura and Yimchungru’s representing Nagaland were the dances from the region. While dances from the rest of the country included the Gussadi dance of Andhra Pradesh, Gaur Maria dance of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat’s Dandy Ras Garba and Dandiya Rass , Kullu Nati of Himachal Pradesh, Sambhalpuri from Odisha and Thadia Chaufka from Uttarkhand.
The spring festival which started off on Wednesday evening will continue till March 20 with a host of events coming up within the next few days.

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