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Oriah festival celebrated in IGRMS

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Bhopal : Oriah is a major and a main festival of the Wancho are celebrating mainly in Longding District HQ and four other administrative headquarters Kanubari, Pongchau, Wakka and Pumao and wherever Wancho people resides all over the world.

It’s proved that Artists of Wancho, a tribal community of Arunachal Pradesh North East India from Senua Village under Longding District have been constructing their traditional Wancho house as a part of Open Air Exhibition in Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya IGRMS Bhopal Madhya Pradesh.

Which coincided with their main festival called Oriah on 16th Feb 2016; therefore, they celebrated on the said day in the IGRMS campus. Prof. SK Chaudhuri, Director of Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya graced as a Chief Guest besides Officers and officials of the Sanghalaya and foreign tourist.

The activities includes offering of Zangvan as a sources of prosperity, displaying of local dances, singing songs, vakhaapsah bamboo trapping game and refreshment of local dishes in the newly constructed house etc.

On behalf of the artists Nokkai Wangsaham a Resource Person briefed about the mythology of Oriah as per the oral history of Wancho. The bamboo objects called Zangvan a sacred alter is regarded as a source of prosperity in this society.

He also said that though we are far from home but not far from Wancho culture therefore we are celebrating Oriah here at Bhopal. Oriah a festival is an identity marker of the Wancho since time immemorial and Wancho people have been celebrating it. He said.

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