Surajkund Crafts Mela, Haryana (Delhi), India, Feb 2010 - suchitnanda

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Thang-Ta (Martial Art), Manipur. Traditional Manipuri Thang-Ta became a part of Manipuris culture for self defence due to the dangerous living conditions. 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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