Surajkund Crafts Mela, Haryana (Delhi), India, Feb 2010 - suchitnanda
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Cheraw Dance, Mizoram. Cheraw is a very old traditional dance of the Mizos. It is believed that the dance existed in 1st century A.D. while the Mizos were in Yunan province of China. Cheraw is performed on Bubza Aih (bumper harvest) and performed by few girls. Men sitting face to face tap long pairs of bamboo staves in rhythmic beats and the girls dance in between. Gongs and drums accompany the dance.
The performance of North East Octave Group added to the majestic splendour of the Mela. Octave 2010 brought the rich cultural diversity and hertiage from eight North-Eastern states of India - Assam, Meghalaya, Tripuar, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Sikkim. In association with Ministry of Culture, Government of India and North Central Zone Cultural Centre, Allahabad. This performance was the largest group performers at the Surjakund Crafts Mela 2010 held in February in Faridabad, Haryana, India.

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