With a view to promoting eco-tourism as well as showcasing the art and craft, music and dance, culture and cuisine of the various ethnic groups of the Dima Hasao District in Assam and after the successful conduct of the Jatinga Festival 2010 last year, the 2nd Edition of the same will be held this year from 19th to 24th October 2011.
It is learnt that Shri Chandan Brahma, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism, Government of Assam has already given his consent to grace the occasion on the inaugural day on 19th October 2011 as the Chief Guest. Bird watching, Trekking to the Hempeupet Peak, Trekking to the Behendao Baiglai Waterfalls, Prize Money Angling Competition at Dihangi etc. will be the highlights of this edition of the festival. As is evident, Prize Money Angling Competition is one of the new attractive additions to this edition of the festival. The angling competition will be held on 22nd and 23rd October 2011 along the Diyung River at Dihangi and is inclusive of both bank and boat fishing. Golden Masheer (Dimasa name – Nayung), Chocolate Masheer (Nasur) etc. are some of the fish species found abundantly in the stretch of the River. The Prize for the Biggest Catch is Rs. 30,000/- (Rupees Thirty Thousand) Only. For those who are interested in angling competition, please contact: Shri Tuhin Langthasa at 09678670474 and for those who are interested in other eco-tourism activities, contact: Shri Bankim Haflongbar at 09957251410; common e-mail id: firstname.lastname@example.org. Hysteria Beat Contest for young generation and music lovers, Boat Race Competition along the Diyung River at Dihangi, Ethnic Cuisine for food enthusiasts, Flower show on the Boat House of the Haflong Lake, Exhibition on Art & Craft etc. apart from sight-seeing of the beautiful and exotic locations, are on the programme list of this edition of the Jatinga Festival. For adventurous tourists, tented arrangements are being made at a vantage point of Jatinga from where one can enjoy the scenic beauty of the surroundings and watch birds during the nights.