The Thansen Wangchadong Memorial Football Tournament organised in memory of Rani of Borduria Late Thansen Wanghadong culminated at Nehru Stadium in Khonsa on Saturday.
In his speech Nampong MLA Laisam Simai appreciated the organizers and the sponsors for conducting the tournament smoothly and efficiently. He said that football was the most popular game in the world and asked the youths of Tirap to take keen interest in games and sports adding that they could make a career out of sports in all categories of jobs. He urged the youths to have their inherent skills through constant practice.
Wanglin Lowangdong thanked the organisers, participating teams and the spectators for conducting the tournament in such a befitting way adding that the tournament had generated great enthusiasm and interest among the players and the spectators.
The Tiwa Mathonlai Tokhra (The TiwaSahitya Sabha) is taking up comprehensive steps in order to revive and contemporize the traditional culture of the Tiwas in Nagaon district. A one month long training-cum-workshop on Tiwa folk dance, songs and musical instrument is being organized by the Nagaon district TiwaSahitya Sabha in association with Raha Ranthali TiwaSahitya Sabha branch at Kotohguri L P school from Sunday.
Tiwa artist Mungsa Suven Bordoloi and his team will provide training to the participants from different parts of the locality.
Talking to Assam Times on Sunday on the sideline of the camp venue, Pabitra Ladu, General Secretary ,The Makhonlai Tokhra, Nagaon district unit said “Tiwa is one of the major native communities inhabiting in Assam with rich cultural heritage. Their magnificient cultural heritage has still being maintaining isolated and hidden to the public at large due to lack of proper channel and patronage,lack of opportunities for exhibition, preservation , research and sustenance. Therefore , in order to highlight this rich culture and to introduce and make interested the younger generations of the Tiwacommunity with their rich culture we have organized this camp on Tiwa folk dance here” .
Since Delhi and Dispur conceived the idea of Namami Brahmaputra, social media has been running a debate over the river festival in the cash strapped state of Assam. The opinions supporting and opposing the event flooded the social media where if one talks of river trade and tourism potential one would expose the grim reality of the homeless lots.
Right from the theme song of worth Rs 50 lakh every single event is facing the question of propriety. A parody of acerbic criticism has gone viral in the social media a day after the organizers have alleged an attempt to spread misinformation on the Nanami Brahmaputra. We are leaving before our visitors the unedited version of a parody.