Karbi youth festival celebrated with great fervor

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Imphal, Mar 10 (ANI): The annual 36th Karbi youth festival was celebrated in Assam for peace and to strengthen indigenous identity.

The ethnic Karbi youth festival, which was recently held at Diphu in Karbi Anglong district of Assam focused on the youth to channelise their energy in strengthening their cultural identity and creating a society that is peaceful and harmonious.

"We hope this cultural festival will help in bringing peace in Karbi Anglong and also in the whole of Assam and that is what we want," said a local.

During the week long festival, the rich heritage of the Karbi tribes, their dances and customs were showcased.

Music and dance performances by 20 Tribes of Assam, workshops on cultural exchange between these tribes and Cultural Nights were also a part of the event.

"The younger generation is not realizing what they are losing. It is very necessary to preserve the Karbi Anglong culture,"Icing Rongpi, festival organizer.

The festival attracted a large number of visitors from all over Assam and outside the state, who thoroughly enjoyed the cultural treat. By Peter Todd Alex (ANI)

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