Major NE rock stars lined up for NE Youth Fest at Senapati


IMPHAL, Dec 27 (NNN): The forthcoming North East Youth Festival is getting more attraction after groups like the Soulmate of Shillong, Cleave Manipur, Friends Band and many others are gearing up to perform at the event at Senapati which kick off from January 17 evening and concludes on January 19.
Another attractive features of the programme have been the pork-eating competition, the rice-beer (local brew) drinking competition and the giant-chilli eating competion. According to organiser Dominic Chawang, each winner of the three competitions will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10, 000 (ten thousand).
Meanwhile, it is worth noting that Soulmate of Shillong is a famous band that had already toured Europe and the United States of America. According to reports, the Soulmate will perform at the White House in Washington after the Senapati event.
It can also be noted that festival will feature Guru Rewben Mashangva, Lou Majaw and other well known artists of the North East region.
“North East Youth Festival  is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the Noth East communities,” said Dominic Chawang, convenor of the mega event.
The festival  seeks to tame the frustration amongst the youths of the region. A concept paper on the festival said “in the midst of al kinds of turmoil and insecurities, the event is an endeavor to highlight ‘a ray of hope.` 
Mentionably, there will be a beauty pageant, “Queen of the Mystic East” which carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh 20 thousand while the winner of the cultural dance be given Rs 1 lakh. The organiser said that every cultural team participating in the North East Youth Festival will be given consolation prize of Rs 10,000 (ten thousand each) but the teams need to be through in the screening.
Meanwhile, Guru Rewben Mashangva has composed the theme song of the North East Festival, “Brothers of the East.”
According to the organising committee, further information can be had at cell phone numbers 9436293104 and 9612314354.


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