Tuesday 3 February 2015


Tuting Gangging Dance Group and Sibum Gangging Drama Group are the winners of the Traditional Dance and Drama competition at Yingkiong
As a next level for the winners of circle level, District Level Traditional Dance and Drama Competition was organized at Yingkiong, the headquarter of Upper Siang District of Arunachal Pradesh, along with the National Youth Day on 12th January 2015.
Shri Nobang Borang, Ex-ZPM, Chief guest of the programme highlighted on the education system, also with the effect of western culture on our youth and to maintain the identity of our culture. He also encouraged the indigenous faith and belief, which is the motto of this celebration. He appreciated the work of Vivekananda Kendra for the upliftment of our tradition and culture. Shri N. Nitik ZPM-Tuting, Guest of honour warn that as ours is an oral tradition, no written form is there, it is vulnerable to be extinct someday.

Shri Sanjeeb Kar, Teacher, VKV Yingkiong welcomed all after the lightening the lamp by chief guest along with invocation prayer. Shri Ambuj Thakur, highlighted about the importance of the National Youth Day. He narrated about the life history of Swami Vivekananda. Shri Taba Tatup, Prant Karyalaya Pramukh, Vivekananda Kendra, highlighted about the yearlong celebration of Mananeeya Eknathji Janma Shati Parwa and the objective of Traditional Dance and Drama Competition and the works of Vivekananda Kendra in Arunachal Pradesh. He emphasized on preservation of the rich traditions and culture of our tribes. Accordingly, by practicing, promoting, and protecting one can preserve one’s own traditions and culture.
Four Dance groups and three Drama groups of participants performed after a patriotic song and a dance performance by the VKV Yinkiong students. The judges pannel was inclusive of Shri Rupir Boli, District convener, Shri Oyem Kartek and Shri Durik Apang, personalities having a very deep knowledge of their tradition and culture.
Shri Nandalal Sharma, gave the vote of thanks. Shri Ashis Srivastav, coordinated the day long programme