SHILLONG, April 3 - The three-day Monolith Festival 2016 came to a close on Saturday evening at the historic Khasi Heritage Village at Mawphlang, 25 kms from here, with artistes performing before a huge crowd despite poor weather conditions.
Thousands immersed themselves in the rich musical and cultural display, on the final day of the event, performed by local artistes.
A dance was performed by Raid Nongkynrih, depicting legendary Khasi freedom fighter U Tirot Singh. The dance depicted Singh�s battle against the British with utmost intensity.
The Jabulo dance was another attraction that drew tremendous applause from the audience. The fancied costumes of the dancers were especially a hit with the crowd.
A traditional fashion show and performance by Australian aboriginal group Nuragunya were the other major attractions of the day.
Nuragunya, who were at the Fest for an exchange of culture, also displayed their way of life, culture and tradition through an animated dance.
The Australian tribe was also greeted in unison by the crowd which called out �wada,� which means �hello� in the aborigin language. Not surprisingly the visitors responded with a �Khublei,� which means �Thank You� in Khasi.
District Council Affairs Minister HDR Lyngdoh, while lauding the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council for organising such a grand event expressed hope that the event will even go on to beat the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland in the years to come.