44th KARBI YOUTH FESTIVAL CONCLUDES AT TARALANGSO


The all-new Variant amidst unconventional purpose of Karbi Youth Festival Inaugurated on 15th of February with over 5000 members from different cultural background participated and showcased there notable and striving performances. The Cultural and Artistic Carnival rejoices every year at the tremendous 1086 Bighas in the foothills of the magnificent Village Taralangso. Every Winter the responsibility to arrange the Karbi Youth Festival is on the shoulders of Karbi Cultural Society (KCS). However this year some independent organisations such as 1assam and mint lime also joined the KCS to revamp the whole event. 

A huge crowd was gathered at the Diphu for this amazing celebration of the Tribal Culture. Cold weather conditions failed to dampen the enthusiasm of thousands of spectators who witnessed the carnival. Numerous participants from different lands and background displayed the richness and cultural diversity. The festival was inaugurated by The Chief Executive Member (CEM), Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) Tuliram Ronghang in the presence of many known and prime officers of the State such as Governing Members of KAAC and MACs and the Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Karbi Anglong.

The Performances and Competitions started from the day after and were organised in a programmed way. Starting from the Inauguration of Traditional Sports Competition and 'Hambi Kapathu' at Hambi Kapathu Ground it is followed by many sports and cultural events. This year KYF has many firsts and were hugely praised by all the spectators. The Event was a mixture of all the traditional and modern events. Beginning from the On the Spot Painting Competition followed by Extempore Speech, Music & Cultural Competition, Traditional Sports Competition, On the Spot Poem Writing Competition, Short Story Writing Competition and many more such competitions, it was truly a delight to watch such enthusiastic energy by the tribal youth. Some of the unique events of the carnival are:
  • Dead Lift Contest at Semsonsing Engti Achetai, which is Organised & Sponsored by New Down New Hope, Diphu.
  • 'Tug of War' (Male) and 'Tug of War' (Female) at KCD field.
  • Program of invited Artists- Rock Band at Semsonsing Engti Achetai.
  • Miss KYF- 2018'- Organised & Sponsored by Jakve Asong, an NGO related to Tourism, Diphu at Semsonsing Engti Acheta.
  • Dance programme by Artists of Thailand.
  • Mega Fashion Show by Garima Saikia Garg, Barsha Rani Baishaya, Annanyya Kashyap, Preety Kongana & Group.
  • Dance by Students of Assam University, Diphu Campus at Sing Mirjeng Achetai.
The grand festival finally ended on 19th February accompanied by a Closing Ceremony. Many well-known personalities of the state visited the place. The Chief Guest of the event was none other than Honourable Health and Education Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma. The show was also attended by Sar. Tuliram Ronghang, Hon'ble CEM, KAAC, Diphu.


This year Youth festival is considered a much more anticipated festival because of the special efforts that were made by the organising committee of the festival by giving festival an international tactility to attract the people worldwide. This year the native organisers of the carnival Karbi Cultural Society (KCS) pair up with 1assam and mintlime to revamp the whole event outline. The motive of these organizations is to make up the media presence of the festival for the upliftment of the tribal community and also to mark and save the depleting tribal native culture.
Reports by: Rumi Borah
Founder & CEO, MintLime

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