Tawang Festival 2018 kick starts in Arunachal Pradesh

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Arunachal Pradesh’s 6th Tawang Festival, themed ‘Environment and nature’, kick started on Friday, 26th October 2018.
Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, inaugurated the festival.
The festival began with Drekar, a monologue wishing wellbeing to the sentient beings, which was followed by Tashi Choepa, the offering of songs to the gods.
The objective of the festival is to showcase the rich cultural heritage of Tawang and boost tourism in the district.
Cultural troupes from Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh also presented cultural dances under the ‘Ek Bharat Shresht Bharat’ initiative.
Street carnivals are the highlights of the festival.
Teams from different regions of the state participate in the street processions and dances.
MoS for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju inaugurated the exhibition and food stall at the Men-tsem-tse festival ground.
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