The North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Dimapur in collaboration with the Department of Information and Cultural Affairs of Tripura will organize Bharat Ko Jaano, a 3-day Chain Yatra festival from December 27-29, 2021 in different locations of Tripura.
The festival under the ‘National Cultural Exchange programme’ will feature folk and tribal dances with an aim to reach out to the rural and urban areas.
Such events are organised to create awareness about the rich cultural diversity of the country and promote national integration through culture.
The programme will be organised in different places of Tripura including Udaipur, Jirania and Agartala.
According to the schedule, the inaugural ceremony of the festival will be held at Rajashri Kala Kshetra of Udaipur from 4 pm onwards.
The second day’s programme will be held at Agnibina Hall of Jirania from 11 am onwards and the 3rd day’s event will be held at Dr. B.R. Ambedkar English Model School Community Hall of West Ananda Nagar, Agartala from 12 noon onwards.
The folk artiste troupes from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Jharkhand, Manipur, Odhisa and local cultural troupes of Tripura will participate in the festival.
The artistes will showcase their folk dance and musical cultural performance in the festival.
The folk dances include Rikhampada & Juju Jaja Dance by Arunachal Pradesh, Bihu Dance by Assam, Seraikela Chhau Dance from Jharkhand, Thang-Ta & Pung Choolam from Manipur and Ghudka Sambalpuri Dance by Odisha.
Folk and tribal music, songs and dances will also be presented by different local cultural troupes.
Gouri Basu, Director, NEZCC and Ratan Biswas, Director, ICA have invited all to the festival.
The entry to the festival is free for all, but the wearing of face mask is mandatory for participation at the festival as per COVID19 protocol, said chief coordinator Suman Majumder in a press statement.