Badaga dance to enrich Tamil conference

Showcasing culture:Badagas rehearsing for the World Tamil Meet in Udhagamandalam on Friday.

Showcasing culture:Badagas rehearsing for the World Tamil Meet in Udhagamandalam on Friday.

Udhagamandalam: Long considered to be a prominent and unique feature of the Blue Mountains (the Nilgiris), the Badaga dance is set to enthral participants at the World Classical Tamil Conference scheduled to get underway at Coimbatore on June 23.

Rehearsals

Having been entrusted with the responsibility of showcasing the colourful and graceful dance at the prestigious meet, the Young Badagas Association (YBA) is leaving no stone unturned in ensuring that its contribution to the success of the event is significant and memorable.

The rehearsals which began earlier this week gained momentum on Friday with the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology A.Raja spending some time with the members of the dance troupe within the premises of the YBA.

Arrangements

Speaking to The Hindu, the President, YBA T. Gundan said that 50 dancers including 20 women have been selected from various Badaga villages in the ‘Nakku seemai’ (four directions of the district). Stating that their cultural programe will last about seven minutes, he expressed the confidence that it will remain etched for long in the memory of the delegates from various parts of India and abroad.

He added that arrangements have also been made for the participation of Badagas in the meet.

Source: The Hindu

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