To mark its 50th years of success, growth and transformation, the Guwahati Arunachal Students Union (GASU) will be organising the 2nd edition of “Arunachal Carnival”, a first of its kind to promote cultural diversity of the state to whole world from 16 -19 February next at AEI, field Guwahati.
Aimed to foster unity and integrity among students of ethnic tribes of the state pursuing their academic career outside the state, this year the organizers are bringing a series of events which include concerts, fashion shows, symposium, road shows, film screening, trade fair, food stall etc to celebrate the milestone.
In a press conference, President GASU cum Organizing Secretary, Toofan Lida while briefing the reporters about the objective behind the organizing the festival outside state said that “ we believed that conducting such festival would provide a useful platform to showcase or to make our rich cultures visible to outsiders.
“Besides it will also bring unity among our students and imprint the importance of our culture in the minds of both the present and future generation,” he emphasized
Asserting that festivals are the only platform which opens a door to recollect the past life of a community, and allows one to revive the lost cultural heritage of the people, Lida also stressed on need to celebrate such cultural festivals by other students studying in various institutions across the country with endorsement from govt.
Recalling contribution of former president and secretary like Joram Begi, Mige. Kamki etc in safeguarding interest of Arunachal students during their tenure in GASU, Lida requested all former students, former’s GASU members, like- minded citizens to attend the program to make it a grand success.
Organising chairman, Deo Lorrah Sangno stressed on preserving and promoting the rich culture heritage and said that the three days Carnival is open to everybody and all forms of cultural expression.
In addition to energetic tribal performances, Sangno pointed out that it is the display of traditional arts indigenous craft, food fairs and trade fairs containing traditional and contemporary elements which play a major part in this festival.
He also requested every individual living In Guwahati individuals to take out time in their day to celebrate with them in order to acquaint themselves with the rich culture and traditions of the state.