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Shillong Autumn Fest kicks off

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, Nov 19 � The annual Autumn Festival kicked off to a gala opening at Barapani, about 20 km from Shillong, combining mouth watering local food with wine, ethnic songs and dances with Western music.

Cultural troupes from all over North East are taking part in the festival by the scenic Umiam (Barapani) Lake, the theme of which is �Tourism Naturally�. The festival has been organised by Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF).

The concluding day of the two-day Autumn Festival on Saturday will showcase a giant canvas full of paintings by artists from all over North East, which will be auctioned at the venue.

�Fire dancers from Ukranine and England will also perform on the concluding evening of the festival,� William Diengdoh, member MTDF said.

Fashion show, juggling besides rock groups from various Northeastern States will take to the stage tomorrow.

Held for the sixth consecutive year, Shillong Autumn Festival has gained popularity in different parts of North East, rest of the country and has also been drawing foreign visitors. � PTI

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Shillong Autumn Fest kicks off

SHILLONG, Nov 19 � The annual Autumn Festival kicked off to a gala opening at Barapani, about 20 km from Shillong, combining mouth watering local food with wine, ethnic songs and dances with Western music.

Cultural troupes from all over North East are taking part in the festival by the scenic Umiam (Barapani) Lake, the theme of which is �Tourism Naturally�. The festival has been organised by Meghalaya Tourism Development Forum (MTDF).

The concluding day of the two-day Autumn Festival on Saturday will showcase a giant canvas full of paintings by artists from all over North East, which will be auctioned at the venue.

�Fire dancers from Ukranine and England will also perform on the concluding evening of the festival,� William Diengdoh, member MTDF said.

Fashion show, juggling besides rock groups from various Northeastern States will take to the stage tomorrow.

Held for the sixth consecutive year, Shillong Autumn Festival has gained popularity in different parts of North East, rest of the country and has also been drawing foreign visitors. � PTI