The final leg of festivities in Garo hills Tura, today kicked off with the “Tura winter youth festival”. It showcased the rich culture of the state amidst a collage of vibrant colour and youthful energy.
The three-day youth fest aims to provide platform for the local talents. It also envisages at leveraging the activities of Self Help Groups (SHGs) and entrepreneurs for business engagement.
Inaugurating the fest, the deputy commissioner of West Garo Hills Ram Singh said, “The fest would usher in peace and the advent of Christmas and New Year. We want to engage the youth in the fest to enhance their skills and display their potential talents”.
Singh said that the festival would provide an opportunity for the people of Tura to come together and engage in merriment. The fest aims to celebrate life and spread the message of peace and unity.
“We want the people of Tura to engage in the festival and send a message of diversity and unity of different communities and culture. Through the festival, we want the people to socialize and make meaningful engagements”, Singh added.
The highlights of the fest include mobile photography contest, karaoke, film screening, futsal, cyclotron, retro and country night, traditional musical instrument competitions, amongst others. The fest will come to a close with performance of local rock bands onDecember 20.
The government departments have put up stall and exhibition to propagate message of Swacch Bharat, healthy life, fish for economic farming and sustainable agricultural practices, while SHGs and entrepreneurs have put on sale their homemade products, artifacts and food items.