IMPHAL, Apr 9
Khoupum Battalion of Assam Rifles under the aegis of Headquarters 21 Sector Assam Rifles and Inspector General Assam Rifles (East) has kicked off the Khoupum Sports and Culture Fest 'TARANG' at Thanagong village of Khoupum Valley today.
The opening ceremony of the festival commenced with an opening prayer by the chairman of Khoupum Area Village Authority Council (KAVAC) and it was followed by traditional Rongmei march past by the participants, said AR in a statement.
Sporting events like football, volleyball, badminton will be conducted as part of this festival, it said.
A total of 34 teams and 400 local populace witnessed the grand opening ceremony, it said while continuing that final matches of the sporting events and cultural programmes highlighting the culture of Rongmei Tribe will mark the festival.