Parikrama and Soulmate to rock NE Youth Festival at Senapati, Manipur


IMPHAL, Jan 8 (NNN): People mostly from Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland and Assam are expected to flock into Senapati district headquarters to witness India`s top rock and roll band Parikrama and nationally famed Shillong band Soulmate performing at the 3-day North East Youth Festival which kick started from January 17.
The Parikrama members had communicated to the organisers of the event that they are excited and looking forward to stay at Senapati and experience the tribal-style living in the hilly town of Manipur during the festival.
On the second day evening, its the all India fame Parikrama and Soulmate of Shillong who will make the crowd spin and sway with their popular items.
Parikrama will be performing at Kennedy Center in Wangshington DC in the month of March while Soulmate will perform at the White House, also in Washington after the Senapati event. It is worth noting that Soulmate of Shillong is a famous band that had already toured Europe and the United States of America. Parikrama had performed with the internationally fame band Iron Maiden.
Meanwhile, the organisers of the North East Youth Festival have announced today that the sponsors of the event include Jubilant Energy of New Delhi, Chevrolet Motors, MDS, MACS, SSA and JESU of Guwahati. The festival`s hospitality partners include The Classic Hotel, Imphal and The Hotel Imphal while Chawang Travels is the flight partners of the event.
It can be noted that Union minister of Water Resources Mr.Vincent H. Pala will grace the North East Youth Festival and the event is being organised by Youth Initiative Foundation (YIF).
According to the organisers, Th. Birachandra Singh Football Academy will be the Sports Ambassador of the North East Youth Festival. The academy is the first football academy in the north east region. It will distribute T-shirts and caps of the Th. Birachandra Singh Football Academy to the young football lovers and players during the festival, according to the organisers.
Liangmai popular folk singer Thiusongbou Pamei, Naga cultural ambassador Guru Rewben Mashangva, Imphal popular band Cleave and Churachandpur based band Friends are all set to display their best on the first day evening and the second day afternoon.
Mentionably, there will be a beauty pageant, “Queen of the Mystic East” which carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh 20 thousand while the winner of the cultural dance be given Rs 1 lakh. The organiser said that every cultural team participating in the North East Youth Festival will be given consolation prize of Rs 10,000 (ten thousand each) but the teams need to be through in the screening.
It can also be noted that Guru Rewben Mashangva has composed the theme song of the North East Festival entitled “Brothers of the East.”
Other attractive features of the programme will be the pork-eating competition, the rice-beer (local brew) drinking competition and the giant-chilli eating competion. According to organiser Dominic, each winner of the three competitions will be awarded a cash prize of Rs 10,000 (ten thousand).
North East Youth Festival is to promote the rich cultural heritage of the Noth East communities,” said Dominic, convenor of the mega event.
The festival seeks to tame the frustration amongst the youths of the region. A concept paper on the festival said “in the midst of al kinds of turmoil and insecurities, the event is an endeavor to highlight ‘a ray of hope.`

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