By Our Reporter
SHILLONG: Ten localities of Mawprem Assembly Constituency will vie for honours at the unique “Mawprem fest” – a two-day inter-locality competition testing beauty and skill.
The Festival, which is scheduled from May 12-13, will have events like beauty pageant, dance competition, popular Hindi Film-based “Antakshari”, marathon, arm wrestling, music unplugged, baby show, besides a variety of games of skill.
Meghalaya Water Resources Minister, AL Hek will inaugurate the Festival on May 12 at 10am at Rilbong Ground.
The Urban Affairs Minister Ampareen Lyngdoh will be the chief guest at the beauty pageant on May 13. “Meghalaya Brand Ambassador”, celebrated singer Amit Paul will make a special appearance on the concluding day.
Organised by Ardhendu Chaudhuri Charitable Trust, Mawprem fest will showcase talents from each of these disciplines from the ten major localities of the Constituency.
An unsung hero from each of these localities would be honoured at the inaugural function. March Past, release of balloons, children’s wedding dress competition are other highlights of the Festival.
The locality winning most number of events will emerge as the champion of the soft contest whose underlying idea is to create a sense of pride in one’s own locality.
The organisers will also arrange for food stalls and game of Housie on both the days with a bumper House of Rs5000.