Arunachal: 5th edition of Orange festival of Adventure and Music to begin from December 15

Four days long Orange Festival of Adventure and Music in Arunachal Pradesh will begin from December 15, at Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley.


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The celebration of the fifth edition of  three days long Orange Festival of Adventure and Music (OFAM)  will start from  15 to 18 at Dambuk in Lower Dibang Valley district with great pomp and show with lots of fun, cultural events and deleterious activities  .

The  four days festival would be inaugurated by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, including several eminent personalities would be attending, informed by OFAM director Abu Tayeng.

Announcing the four days event OFAM director Abu Tayeng while addressing the reporters at Arunachal Press Club (APC) here today said that Arrays of musical bands from all over the country and abroad like Thunder mother from Sweden, an all-female tribute act to English heavy metal band Iron Maiden ‘The Iron Maidens’ from USA, Bipul Chetri and the Travelling Band, and many others will be performing in the four-day event.

Besides the music, adventure activities like white water rafting, Dirt Cycling, Para sailing and Para Motoring, diving speed boat ride, elephant ride, para gliding, car rally etc., has also been lined up and which will be conducted by the National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS) under the professional supervision.

The Orange 4×4 Fury, an off-roading event which is the most popular adventure events of the OFAM, will be held wherein altogether 30 teams, including seven NRIs, are taking part who have already left by road from Kerala to reach the festival site.

Tayeng said that the visitors will not be disappointed. He added that the “ several corporate sponsoring and taking part in the event over and over again is a sign that we are on a good track.”

Commenting on the security measures for the visitors in the wake of recent Mechuka assault incident, Tayeng said that they are “learning lessons from the unfortunate incident” and that they have involved student unions for all round security and hope that it will dispel possibilities of such incidents to a large extent and expect such incident which bring bad name.

The festival now enjoys the support of the Department of Tourism, Arunachal, Pradesh and has been included in the state calendar of events.

The last edition of the Orange Festival had 18 bands from all over the country enthralling the 30000 plus local population of the vicinity along with around 5000 music lovers who braved the treacherous journey to be in the lap of mother nature.

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