The traditional cultural extravaganza stole the show in day two of the Nyirmen Festival as more than 30 town cultural troupes from Aalo and its vicinity thronged Gumin Kiin to display
traditional Mega Ponu on 14th Oct last.
Smti Doyir Ete, senior woman citizen of Darka Village, Shri Hikar Loyi HGB and selected senior women of yesteryears graced the cultural nite as the Chief Guest, Guest of Honour and Special Guests on the occasion.
They Guests related their nostalgic association with festivals, festivities and cultural movements in the past. The President Galo Ane Smti Jumken Doji Ete, Secy Smti Higam Loyi Ango, President GWS Aalo Unit, Dr. Marbom Basar dwelt at length on significance of the day and exhorted the youth to take pride in their own culture to maintain its age old identity.
Apparel show on traditional and modern attires and costumes were presented by innovative Galo women. Shri Liduk Ete, Director RCCN, Miss Hoksum Ori and best couple Karngam and Degam Ete were felicitated by Galo Ane for their outstanding contributions for the development of Galo society. Two minutes silence was also observed as mark of respect to late Tumpak Ete who was instrumental in reviving the age old Nyirmen.
Earlier, in the morning the exhibition stalls depicting traditional weaves, handicrafts, art and crafts were inaugurated by Smti Y. Riram, senior women of DPDTC.