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’Rain Rock’ festival to begin tomorrow

Exploring more prospects of eco-tourism, the first ever two-day ‘Rain Rock Sohra Festival´ will begin from tomorrow at Cherrapunjee, the place which receives maximum rainfall on earth.

india Updated: Feb 20, 2009 03:51 IST

Exploring more prospects of eco-tourism, the first ever two-day ‘Rain Rock Sohra Festival´ will begin from Friday at Cherrapunjee, the place which receives maximum rainfall on earth.

Being organised in co-ordination with the Sohra (Cherrapunjee) Tourism Development Society and the Press Information Bureau, the festival is aimed at exploring the potentials of the world famous eco-tourism destination, local administration said on Thursday.

“The festival will also sensitise people on protection of the environment and preservation of the biodiversity of Cherrapunjee,” said Brahm Deo Ram Tiwari, SDO (Civil), Sohra.

“Promotion of local art, craft, sports and culture and above all ensuring lasting peace and goodwill among all are the objectives of the festival,” Tiwari said.

Singing and dancing in the rain, flower and fashion show, exhibition of local handicraft items, camping, food court, and marathon from the famous Mawsmai caves, trekking to ‘living root bridges´ are some of the attractions during the festival which would be inaugurated by Chief Minister Donkupar Roy, he said.