Meghalaya shows cultural might at Pragati Maidan

The Meghalaya pavilion held a special programme to showcase its culture to the Delhi audience in the 32nd India International Trade Fair 2012, underway at Pragati Maidan.

Audience were treated with dance and songs by performers from the state, followed by a fashion show.

The programme, organised by the government of Meghalaya, had Ampareen Lyngdoh, minister in charge of urban affairs, as the chief guest. She said this is a perfect platform for showcasing Meghalaya.

“Through such events citizens from across the country can get a glimpse of what we have been doing, what we can do and what we will be doing,” she said.

As part of the cultural show, organised at Lal Chowk inside Pragati Maidan, traditional songs and dance of the main tribes of Mehgalaya, namely Khasis, Garos and Pnars, were presented. A cultural troupe travelled from Meghalaya for the performance.
There were live performances by popular singers from the state — Grace Maureen Sohliya and Gracyl Ropmay.

Tradition and modernity

The fashion show had a mix of tradition and modernity. While some women walked in attire reminiscent of the civilisation of the state, others wore adaptation of traditional work into modern designs.

The Meghalaya pavilion at the trade fair this time has been designed on the
theme ‘year of the youth’ and has a variety of goods at display, including handicrafts, spices, agro-based products and organic produce, which visitors will find unique and useful.

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