Allahabad Kumbh Mela

Kohima: Altogether 373 artists from all over Nagaland are all set to present the vibrant art and culture of the Naga tribes in the ongoing Allahabad Kumbh Mela in Uttar Pradesh. Sponsored by Sanskar Bharati Nagaland (SBN) and financed by the ministry of culture, the Naga contingent will perform in the fair between January 22 and 24.

While the fair commenced on January 12, it will continue till March 4. Organised in Allahabad, the Mela is listed in UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage attracting one of the biggest crowds in the world.

As per reports, of the two acres of land allotted to the NE states to set up an ‘Apna Poorvottar Pavillion’, a ‘Morung’ has been constructed to showcase the culture of the Nagas. In all, the event is expected to attract about 20 crore participants from over 192 countries.

Addressing a press conference, SBN state coordinator T Amenla Jamir on Saturday said that the organisation aims to promote art and culture in every state of India. Although the organisation has been in existence in Nagaland for the past ten years, a core committee of SBN was officially formed only in July last year comprising 11 members from different personalities.

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