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Tura, Mar 20: The five-day “Regional Workshop on Traditional Musical Instruments and Performing Arts” organized by A∙chik Literature Society, Tura in collaboration with the Department of Garo, NEHU Tura Campus and Department of Garo, Don Bosco College, Tura is currently underway.

The workshop was inaugurated on March 18 by Dr. Jacqueline R. Marak, Head Department of Garo, NEHU Tura Campus at the University premises and will conclude on march 22.

Over seventy-six participants registered to join the workshop on making and playing of dama (drum), flutes and chigring, and to learn the art of Wangala dance and grika dance.

Speaking during the inauguration, Dr. Jacqueline R. Marak spoke about the golden chance for the participants to get practical knowledge of the art of music and dance of their own tribe apart from the regular syllabus, to learn time management and team work. “It is an opportunity for the skill development; some could become professionals and make a living out of making and playing the musical instruments,” she said.

The majority of the participants were from NEHU while the rest came from Tura Government College, Tura Christian College, Don Bosco College, Tura, ICFAI university, P.A. Sangma Foundation (PASF).

Instructors for workshop include Mr Ringjeng T. Sangma and Sotjak Ch. Marak of Selbalgre, Mr. Dewal M. Sangma and Lendinbirth S. Sangma of Rombagre and Mr Dirot Ch. Marak and Mr Chingchat T. Sangma of Gondenggre.

 

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