Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Prakriti Giri to perform at Cho-Dzo

GANGTOK, April 7: Here is some good news for fans of Prakriti Giri.
The Chhote Ustaad top 3 contestant will perform during the annual Rabong Discovered Tourist Festival which will begin from April 8.
The organisers of the festival, the Rabongla Tourism Development Committee (RTDC) have confirmed that Prakriti would be attending the Festival and also performing at the Cho-Dzo, the venue of the fest at Rabongla.
Besides Prakriti, two well known singers from Kathmandu, Sudip Giri and Anju Pantha have also confirmed their participation at the Festival. Sudip Giri’s latest albums “Canvas” and “Frenz” have done exceedingly well. Anju Pantha, a Nepali playback singer, also has to her credit a private album.
Chief Minister Pawan Chamling will attend the Inaugural day’s function of the Festival as Chief Guest on April 8. The grand finale of the Swar Sikkim Bal Tara will also be held on the inaugural day.
Over the years, the Rabong Discovered Festival has become one of the biggest tourist festivals held in the State. The Festival is being held for the fourth successive year and is coordinated and implemented by the RTDC with Minister and area MLA, DD Bhutia as its chief patron.
The State Tourism Department is the patron Department. The festival is supported by the Commerce and Industries Department. The Department of Cultural Affairs and Heritage Department and Sports and Youth Affairs are the co-partners.
Like in the previous years, the main theme of the festival is handicrafts and handlooms. The North Eastern states, Nepal and Bhutan and Sikkim will be participating in the Festival. Exhibition and sales of handicrafts are part of the Festival.
An open Photo Exhibition-cum-Contest on Nature, Culture, People and landscape of the Trans Himalayas and a State-level Flower Show-cum-competition with attractive cash prizes will also be held during the Festival. A special exhibit corner on Padma Shri Bhaichung Bhutia will be organized by TNA Alumni Association at the Festival.
Other attractions are traditional cuisines, fashion shows by professional models, both from the State and outside, boating, camping, mountain biking, etc.
A special presentation of Lok Dohri by the finalists of the Swar Sikkim Lok Dohri along with troupes from outside is also on the cards. There will be love musical shows, inclding rock shows on all five days of the Festival.