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Zeliangrong Folk Fest concludes

By Correspondent

SILCHAR, Feb 18 � The 10th Zeliangrong Folk Fest, aimed at fostering the spirit of cultural unity, integrity and prosperity among the three Naga tribes � Zemei, Rongmei and Liangmai, and other communities of the Barak Valley, concluded at the India Club ground here on Tuesday. It was organised by the Zeliangrong Folk Fest Celebration Committee in association with the district administration.

Speaking on the occasion, Kamalakanta Singha, chairman of the Committee on Culture for Peace and Integrity said that culture is the identity of any community and the Zeliangrong vividly reflects the rich cultural heritage. He however cautioned that the various communities must guard themselves from the ill effects of globalisation. Singha also lamented over the fact that there is no statue of Rani Gaidinliu.

Addressing the gathering, local MLA Dilip Paul said that the Central Government is giving special focus on development of the northeastern States. Rajdip Goala, the MLA from Lakhipur constituency, said that it is the culture that defines the origin of the different communities. People from the diverse communities must preserve their culture amidst the rapid technological advancements, he added.

Sibu Kamei, president of the festival reception committee, offered the vote of thanks.

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