The third edition of the much-awaited Judima Festival will be held on December 28-29 at Haflong in Assam’s Dima Hasao district.
Supported by the Dima Hasao Tourism Department and organized by the Judima Festival Organizing Committee, Dibarai Haflong, it will be a two-day affair with host of programmes lined up for the festival to be topped by the local rice beer -Judima.
This was disclosed by Projit Naiding, finance secretary, JFOC in the presence of Amrit Kemprai, working president, Beena Hakmosa, vice-president, Narattam Thaosen, secretary and Pijus Haflongbar, assistant secretary at a press meet held at Dibarai.
Addressing the media, Naiding explaining the aims and objectives of the Judima Festival said that the festival will be held with an aim to promote tourism.
A brainchild of the Youth Association for Development and Empowerment (YADEM), the first two editions were organized in collaboration with the Mahila Samity and Dibarai Village Committee (DVC).
Both the events were widely supported by individuals and organizations including the Dima Hasao Tourism Department and the Dimasa Youth Forum (DYF), Assam Mountaineering Association etc.
The festival is named after Judima, the traditional rice brew of the Dimasa community, which is unique in taste, method of preparation and is an integral part of the social life.
Apart from being a symbolic celebration of rich cultural heritage of the district, the festival aims to initiate the idea of alternative livelihood to the local brewers and tourism among the ethnic groups residing in the district.
One can savour various ethnic delicacies in the form of food, fabric and fabulous performances like traditional song, dance and sports which provide a glimpse of life and lore of people in the district.
Rock concert to be performed by three leading rock bands from the region will also be organized as part of the cultural extravaganza.
A bike rally is also being organized among enthusiasts.
Cultural tours are an added attraction for those interested in knowing about different ways of living in the lap of nature.
Haflong as the only hill station in Assam and the district of Dima Hasao having almost 90 per cent of land undulated with hills, ridges and serpentine rapids provides ample scope for adventure events.