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Tourism, Handicraft, Handloom, January 2008

Posted by buraluit on May 2, 2009

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and breakfast’ scheme finds no takers in Sohra


For tourists visiting the quaint
hills of Meghalaya, it will probably take a longer time to feel the warmth in
the world’s wettest place Sohra as the Central government -sponsored schemes for
promotion of tourism including the scheme to provide "bed and breakfast" are
almost non- starters. Union government launched a tourist promotion plan-"bed
and breakfast" scheme during the current financial year in Sohra area but the
local residents have failed to respond to the project that can bring about a
boost to their economy. Under the scheme, the government has proposed a
financial package to a tune of Rs. one crore for residents of Sohra to refurbish
their respective housing infrastructure to provide tourist a comfortable stay
and breakfast before venturing out to the wettest place on the Earth…..more….


mela opens (IFP_19_1_k8)

IMPHAL, Jan 18: A winter craft mela targeting to display craft products of as
many as 100 stalls was opened today by MLA, Dr Kh Loken Singh at Hapta
Kangcheibung, Imphal. On the first day of the mela 60 stall were opened,
according to the organizers, the People`s Education for Awareness and Community
Empowerment Organization, PEACE. The inaugural candle of the mela was lighted by
the MLA. Lauding the efforts of the organizer for the organization of the mela,
Loken said that it will give room for exposing the products of the craftsmen of
the state. He said Manipur has plenty of talented craftsmen and there is the
need for encouraging them by holding such melas. ..more….

National Handloom Expo 2008(NPT_11_1_k8)


The two-week long National Handloom Expo’ 2008, organized by Development
Commissioner for Handloom, Ministry of Textiles Government of India, New Delhi,
was inaugurated by Principal Secretary for Industries & Commerce and Agriculture
Production Commissioner of Nagaland, Alemtemshi Jamir IAS on Thursday here at
Naga Shopping Arcade, Super Market. ..more….


Day of eco-Tourism Society
JALAH, Jan 1 – The fourth annual foundation day of Manas Maozigendri
Eco-tourism Society (MMES) was observed at Lwkhi Bazar under Jalah circle in
Baksa district at its musuem complex recently. The flag of MMES was hoisted by
Chandra Kanta Basumatary, president of the society. ..more….

Tourists, picnickers throng Sri
Surjya Pahar
GOALPARA, Jan 5 – Beginning from Christmas upto February every year, the
historical and mythologically famous Sri Surjya Pahar of Goalpara is full of
picnic parties and excursion groups. The hills are famous for ancient religious
temples and stupendous bio-diversity of the area with different species of flora
and fauna. The very rare Golden Langur is also found in the hills. ..more….

Weaving centres set up for
rural women
TINSUKIA, Jan 5 – Seven weaving cum production centres have been set up
by the Digboi Forest Development Agency in the Digboi Forest Division under the
National Aforestation Programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forest
Government of India. The Agency has provided the necessary sheds, looms and
threads to the women self help groups formed under the Joint Forest Management
Committees of the Division. ..more….

Nat’l Handloom Expo-08 in city
from Jan 9
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 – The National Handloom Expo-08, organised by the
ARTFED, is ready to woo women buyers through their exquisite exhibition of
sarees, the elegant Indian outfit equally popular all over the country. The
exhibition will showcase fabulous magic saree produced by the weavers of Tamil
Nadu with a production cost of nearly Rs 50,000. ARTFED will also make the grand
exposition of fancy muga sarees produced through ARTFED’s ornamental inputs
valued at Rs 25,000. ..more….

Efforts on to convert
Alipukhuri Sattra into tourist spot
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 – Realising the relevance of the teachings of the
great Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardeva who had laid the foundation of a
strong and united society, the young people of Nagaon and Morigaon have come
forward to preserve Sri Sri Alipukhuri (Pateki Bori) Sattra, the birth place of
the saint and convert it into a spot of tourist attraction. Uniting under the
banner of Jhill Thrill Friendship Group and with support from the Sankari
Kalakrishti Bikash O Gabeshana Kendra and Sri Sri Alipukhuri (Pateki Bori)
Sattra Unnayan Samiti, the youth have already approached the authorities
concerned with their projects aimed at giving a facelift to the ancient heritage
site. ..more….

SHG bid to popularise
traditional delicacies
GUWAHATI, Jan 7 – Once upon a time, the countryside reverberated with
the mellifluous sound that emanated from the rhythmic pounding motion of the
dheki. The delicacies that were made from the different varieties of rice
powdered on the dheki had a recognisable taste and a distinct flavour and the
generation of the yesteryears still recall the mouth-watering taste of those
delicacies. ..more….

Charaideo fast becoming major
tourist spot
SONARI, Jan 7 – Charaideo, situated about 28 km east of Sivasagar
town at the foot of Naga Hills within Charaideo Subdivision is becoming a major
picnic spot of upper Assam since the last few years. Thousands of people
thronged the place to celebrate New Year this time to the capital of the Ahom
Kings established by King Sukapha in 1253 AD which has turned to be a major
tourist spot of the State. ..more….

Nat’l handloom expo under way(AST_10_1_k8)
 GUWAHATI, Jan 9 – The ARTFED National Handloom Expo’08 got under way
today at the Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College field, Panjabari. Chief Minister
Tarun Gogoi was present as the chief guest while State Agriculture Minister
Pramila Rani Brahma graced the occasion as guest of honour. Hemoprova Saikia,
president of Assam Tourism and Development Council and MLA Bhuban Pegu were also
present along with special guests cine actors Rati Agnihotri and Supriya Karnik.

SHGs woo visitors at handloom
 GUWAHATI, Jan 12 – The ongoing ARTFED national handloom expo at the
Karmashree Hiteswar Saikia College field, Panjabari has attracted thousands of
visitors much to the delight of the traders taking part in the fair. Along with
stalls from all over the country, those put up by self-help groups (SHGs) from
various parts of the State particularly have been a great hit among the people
thronging the fair since January 9. ..more….

Call to preserve historic
Deopahar as tourist spot
GOLAGHAT, Jan 14 – Deopahar is historically famous for its rich cultural
heritage and artifacts apart from being known for its flora and fauna. It has
all the resources for becoming a tourist spot within the district of Golaghat.
But it is being observed by nature-lovers of Golaghat district that due to the
negligence of the Forest department as well as the Archeological and Tourism
departments, Deopahar is still being neglected. ..more….


take dip at Parashuram Kund(AST_17_1_k8)

DIBRUGARH, Jan 16 – Nearly 60,000 devotees and pilgrims from various
parts of the country and abroad took a holy dip at Parashuram Kund during Makar
Sankranti braving winter shower and windy night. The pilgrims and devotees
started to flow in rapidly from the morning of January 13 and swelled on January
14 and 15. The sadhus, devotees, pilgrims and tourists offered prayers at Shree
Shree Parashuram temple. ..more


Mela begins in Morigaon(AST_18_1_k8)

From Our Correspondent
 MORIGAON, Jan 17 – The Jonbeel Mela – a community festival of the Tiwa (Lalung)
tribe of Assam, which portrays the very essence of the philosophy of the ethnic
group got under way today on the bank of Jonbeel. Jonbeel, a large natural water
body is so named because it is shaped like a crescent moon. It is situated near
Jagiroad in this central Assam district. ..more….

NEDFi exhibition on traditional
By A City Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Jan 17 – In conjunction with the North East India Investment Summit
on January 11 and 12, to showcase the potential for investment in NE Region,
North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd (NEDFi) put up an exhibition
covering different aspects of traditional art work and industrial growth in the
State. ..more….

DONER eyes of Govt staff to
boost NE tourism(SHT_17_1_k8)


With the opening up of the region
both to the mainland and neighbouring countries, tourism in the North East is
expected to get a jumpstart with the DoNER ministry moving to attract, DoNER
Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar said. The minister was addressing a national
conclave to introduce leave travel concession (LTC) system for the region for
Government employees. The ministry is also exploring ways to incentivise LTC
tourists to visit the region in consultations with the other Central ministries
concerned, he said. ..more….

MTPG to stage hunger

Shillong: Airing its opposition to the adamant attitude maintained by
the State Government in connection with release of funds sanctioned by the
Central Government, the Maitshaphrang Tourism Promotion Group (MTPG) has decided
to hold a one-hour hunger strike at Khyndai Lad on February 26 from 10 am.In a
statement issued here on Thursday, MTPG chairman Michael N Syiem said the Union
Ministry of Tourism had sanctioned an amount of Rs 5.23 lakh as second
instalment for Eco Tourism at the Lumpongdeng Island, Umiam Lake. ..more….


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