IMPHAL, March 26 � With the message to save the river banks from human pressure, the 2nd Riverbank Music Festival 2015 was held at the Imphal riverbank here on Wednesday night. The festival was organised by Imphal- based event management group Leipung Wah. People thronged the festival venue braving the stormy weather to enjoy a feast of music.
A hard rock local band �The Wishes� and renowned folk singer and performer Guru Rewben Mashangva and his son Saka performed at the programme. An all girls band �Maniac�, well-known alternative band �The Koi�and singer Akhu-led protest rock band captivated the crowd with their enthralling music.
According to the organisers, Riverbank music festival envisages to bring together people and create a platform for artists and music lovers, as well as to throw light on the deteriorating condition of Imphal river and its banks.
Rain-fed and seasonal, Imphal river passes through the main town areas and serves more than three lakh population in the State capital alone. But the river is dying due to human pressure in its catchment areas and course. In an ominous sign, the river has dried up in Imphal area this season.