The 44th Karbi Youth Festival will be started in Taralangso in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Thursday. Taralangso is 6 km from Diphu.
Over 3,000 participants from 26 KYF zones (local bodies representing each area of Karbi Anglong) will take part in the festival.
Karbi king Ramsing Ronghang will attend the inaugural function of the festival on Thursday. Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will attend as guest on February 19.
Artist from Thailand will perform dances on February 18. On February 19 a fashion shows will be held with participation of fashion designer Garima Saikia Garg, actress Barsha Rani Baishaya, Annanyya Kashyap and Preety Kongkana.
The festival is being organised by Karbi Cultural Society (KCS). The KCS president, Chandra Sing Kro, said that like every year this year’s edition of the festival would be a grand one with participation from various KCS units.
He sought support from all the people in making the festival a grand success. Thanking the KAAC for extending support KYF, Kro said that an amount of Rs 50 lakh from the KAAC had been earmarked for every KYF.
During the festival food, dress, house exhibition from various indigenous tribes of Karbi Anglong such as Naga-Rengma, Thadou, Shyam, Dimasa, Bodo, Tiwa and Garo and others will showcase their traditions items during the festival.