DIPHU, Feb 20: After a millions of joyful and mesmerizing moments, the 46th edition of the Karbi Youth Festival was concluded on glittering and grand note on Friday night.
The event which began on the 15th of February with the arrival of the young and enthusiastic participants from all over the district as well as from different parts of Assam had some special and unique moments to offer to the audiences.
The newly Ru Rangsina Sarpo gate near DIG Bungalow and Hemphu Mukrang gate right near the main entry point, a new recreation park named Kajir Ronghangi Memorial park with the flowers and the statue of Kajir Ronghangpi – the legendary lady, has been special attraction to visitors this year. The Nothengpi Heritage Museum, though under-construction, also attracted huge spectators.
“What I like the most is the broad and wide road with street lighting and the walls painted in the colours resembling the pe-sarpi,” expressed a young visitor to our reporter. “The helicopters brought by the organizer had definitely made some good amount of cash from the public, but it definitely had given a special attraction to this edition of KYF,” a new visitor told TDE.
“The KYF is growing larger and grander every year. For the development of Kabi People’s Hall and KYF, KCS and KAAC had signed an MoU. And the KAAC have started working on the developmental works. A Central Auditorium with a capacity of 1500 persons will be built in KPH and the work will start from the month of April this year. We have brought helicopters as a special attraction. Next year, adventurous activities like paragliding, boating, ropeway and trekking will be introduced as a part of KYF,” said KAAC CEM Tuliram Ronghang during his speech on the closing ceremony.
Along with several competitions based on cultural dances and songs, modern events like Miss KYF-2020, Mr. Nokbe, body building competition, National Beat Contest were also held during the 5-day long event. It may be mentioned that, prior to KYF the Karbi Cultural Society had recently signed an MoU with the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council whereby the KCS and the KAAC had agreed to jointly work to promote and develop the Karbi People’s Hall and the Karbi Youth Festival. This edition of the KYF was the first edition after the MoU.