The three day Udalguri Youth Festival organised by Red Horns Division concluded on February 9 with fanfare and gaiety. Finals of inter school quiz and debate were held on the occasion at DC parade ground in the morning hours while musicals finals were held in the afternoon. Finals of volley ball (girls),foot-ball (boys) and arms wrestling etc were also played in the afternoon. Star attraction of the festival- “Miss Udalguri Pageant” (for girls above 15 years) and Mr.Udalguri contest (for boys above 15 years) were held in the evening. Thaneswar Malakar,Deputy Commissioner, Udalguri and Brig.Adosh Kumar,Commander of 21 Artillery Brigade,Hatigarh attended the concluding session as the distinguished guests.Prizes and certificated were also awarded to the winners by the distinguished guests.
Miss Momita won the coveted Miss Udalguri Pageant while Miss Sansumwi and Miss Somia won first and second runners up respectively. Miss Priyanka,Miss Nishamoni, Miss Jesmina and Miss Anjali won Miss Photogenic, Miss Smile, Best Skin and Best Hair titles respectively. On the other hand,Bablu Pal won Mr.Udalguri title while Barudra Boro and Debashis Roy won first and second runners up titles. Rock band “North East Breeze” from Guwahati performed spectacular shows in the night to much delight of the people present.
It needs mention that the festival was inaugurated on February 7 with the opening ceremony and march paste followed by cultural dances of various ethnic groups of Assam ie, Bihu,Bodo,Naga, Santhali, Manipuri,Nepali etc. Display of martial arts,fancy dress,wrestling and drawing competitions were also arranged on the inaugural day. Science model exhibition cum competition,inter-school debate and quiz competitions were arranged for students.