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Discover Northeast  The land of Monpas invites you to the most awaited Cultural festival, the Tawang festival. We are celebrating it by organizing a trip. Register now 👇🏾

Dear Campers and all the lovely Festival goers. .
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Discover Northeast is happy to announce its collaboration with Sarvahitey – An Non-Governmental Organisation working for the Community all across India.
With a common objective of Social change, Discover Northeast partnered with Project Paper Bridge – an initiative of Sarvahitey. With Project Paper Bridge, Sarvahitey pledges to establish Community Libraries throughout India, specially rural India. With a vision of spreading awareness towards reading and cultural differnce among the deprived, Sarvahitey is expanding its operation to Northeast India. .
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In the light of this great initiative, we are taking a step forward to be a collaborative partnership with Sarvahitey in Northeast India to pursue its mission and implement its programmes. .
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In collaboration with the Organisers of Ziro Festival of Music, Arunachal State Legal Services Authority and Discover Northeast, a Community Library is on the road map in Ziro Valley during the Ziro Festival. .
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We urge all the Festival goers to bring along at least one book or as much as you can with you. It can be anything (Children’s story book, Cultural, Dictionary, Encyclopaedia, and General Knowledge). . .
The first lot of books have been dispatched for Ziro. Come and be a part of the #Change, take a pledge to bring atleast one book to the festival.
#projectpaperbridge #zirofestivalofmusic

ZFM Tales #8
Today’s Weather Forecast!!
The sky is clear and the wind is calm. The eyes are puffy but the Sun is sharp. Waiting to the Finale, here they are, the unknown faces of our Camp. .
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Let’s start with the couple with a lust for travelling - Shriti and Manu (who also joined us in NH7 Weekender). It was drizzling continuously and with this bad weather, activities halted. It was late evening and everyone decided to get settled in the Apatani house (at our campsite). Gossips and music kept everyone busy for a while until some people started grooving their legs on their favourite tunes. Suddenly people started clapping, it was Shriti showing her moves. With her blasting dance performance, Shriti turned a drizzly evening into a memorable night. *Credit to all the campers who joined her and made that night unforgettable. .
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The premeditated wanderer – Fayaz (he really wanders). With first meeting in Ziro, Fayaz still continues to be our friend. His travels are mostly backpacking and have amazing stories to be shared. His stay with us in Ziro had some too. Wandering around the villages, popping into the locals, digging up new experiences and many more. .
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The list won’t comply as it wasn’t few who made it unforgettable but all who did it. .
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The Doctors, friends, wanderers, music maniacs, the night crawlers, the early birds, the football players, the groupies and others made it happened. The Zingaros made it happened. .
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The photo is from Manas Spring Festival and our friend from Ziro, Fayaz made this happen. Ziro and its people inspired us to make events like Manas Spring Festival successful.
#ZFMtales #zirofestivalofmusic

You all have heard about the Sino- Indo war of 1962 but must have missed out about the solo heroics of one individual, Jaswant Singh. .
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Mahavir Chakra Awardee  Jaswant Singh Rawat was a soldier of the 4th Battalion of Garhwal Rifles Infantry Regiment. Jaswant showed his valour by fighting and holding the invading Chinese back for 72 hours all alone during the 1962 India-China war and remained at his post at an altitude of about 10,000 feet before succumbing to an enemy bullet during that war.
The post that he held to repulse the Chinese troops has been renamed Jaswant Garh and a war memorial has been erected in recognition of his valor and sacrifice. .
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On your journey enroute to Tawang would be the Jaswantgarh war memorial located at Nuranang, about 25 kms from Tawang. The memorial set in scenic terrain just below the Sela pass commemorates the bravery of the martyred Indian soldiers of the 1962 Indo-China war, especially in the Battle of Nuranang. .
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This temple-like Jaswantgarh memorial has a garlanded bronze bust of Jaswant Singh, a portrait of the war hero and his belongings including the Army uniform, cap, watch and belt. The Garhwal Rifles are today deployed on India’s western borders, but the unit makes it a point to keep at least half a dozen personnel here to take care of Jaswant as if he were alive. He is served bed tea at 4:30 am, breakfast at 9 am and dinner at 7 pm. Five Army soldiers are at his service round the clock. He may have died but his heroics will always live in our minds. .
#jaswantgarh #tawang

"Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow. .
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My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year. .
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He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake. .
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The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep."- Robert Frost
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The village in the picture is Tawang. To visit Tawang during the Tawang Festival starting from 26th October, Call or Whatsapp- +91 9435593099/ 8860320887
#tawang #arunachal

"I can just hear about the Tawang Monastery of Arunachal
And can say nothing more,
One of the Tibetan Budhist type,
Standing at the foothill
Purviewing the hills and the mountains
And the valleys,
In the midst of greenery and hilly surroundings. .
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Arunachal’s Tawang Monastery,
Of the land of the dawn-lit,
Tells of a faith sustained and survived by,
A relic of the Tibeto-Burman stock
As the earlier tribes were from
Which we can mark it from
To trace back
To the Mahayana school of Buddhism too. .
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Tawang Monastery founded by the Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto
In accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso,
It belongs to the Gelupa sect
And the Tibetan name, ta-horse, wang-chosen,
Meaning hereby Horse-chosen too indicates
The things mystically and mythically,
Merag Lama searching fior the horse
And finding it to tick on
For the probable selction. .
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The eight-metre Shakyamuni Buddha in Tawang Gompa
Looking golden and beautiful
Endearing to the Monpas, Takpas and the Tibetans,
Who are but the Tibetan-Buddhists
And the 6th Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyasto, was born
At the nearby Urgelling Monastery,
5 kms. from the town of Tawang. .
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The monastery known in Tibetan
As Golden Namgey Lhatse,
Which means 'celestial paradise in a clear night’, Is what we do not know it
In our tongues,
Really, an India unexplored
And far flung,
Indiscoverable too
With such geographical and physical variations,
Who can at least venture into?" - Bijay Kant Dubbey .
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To visit Tawang during the Tawang Festival starting from 26th October, Call or Whatsapp- +91 9435593099/ 8860320887.
#tawang #arunachal

ZFM Tales #7
Tales are mottled with memories, some are beautiful and some are on par. We too had the same, mostly overshadowed by the beautiful ones – A happy ending. And amidst everything, the most important were these rewarding souls called ‘Friends’. .
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Our journey was just beginning and we were yet to touch the greater heights. The everyday affair brought people close to each other, folks made friends and so did we. The moments shared at our campsite became memories and little did we know about of a guest turned friend tagging with us post-ZFM scene. .
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After bidding adieu to all our guests, we had only one companion left (Sagar). He chose to stay back and we promised to give him a ride till Guwahati. But we were unaware of all the fun that was coming. It was a package of Jokes, laughs, story sharing, cooking Maggi at odd hours, him helping us in the packing and a great company. We had a good time and the Journey to Guwahati was nothing less. .
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He bid adieu to us in Guwahati and promised to come back again and this time to create some bursting moments. To join us in ZFM 2018, call and whatsapp 8876224307.
#ZFM2018 #ZFMTales

ZFM Tales #6
Hello Readers
The story dates back to 2017 during Ziro Festival of Music, Arunachal Pradesh. .
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‘My life was complicated, full of twists and turn. Actually I was living a solitary life, pin down during the day and yet I seized the darkness. Yes, people hardly cling to me during the day light – they used to come, play with me and then go. But with the dusk falling, I become the centre of the attraction. Sitting near the bonfire, they say to me – “The evening is incomplete without you (actually it sometimes goes until late night).” .
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I was confused, why don’t they play with me all the time? But then I understand, other companion (of my own creature) also needs them. They also want to show the visitors how rocking they are in the venue while I wait for them in the Campsite. .
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But all the time I knew one thing; they will come back to me and hold me dear. They will play with my strings and I will rise again in the darkness, sitting near the bonfire, giving tune to a new melody. .
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I had a great time with my friends and I am sure they had too (holding me in their hands).
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Yours lovingly
Our Guitar
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#campzingaros #zirovalley

ZFM Tales #5
Sitting on our couch, all were busy with the preparation of ZFM 2017. .
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Suddenly Raj shouted, “The line up is out and guess who is coming? It’s Damo Suzuki”. And guess what, we were clueless about who he was. So we went to our most reliable friend – Google, ‘Man, he is a legend and a performer’, as per Internet. .
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Social media was getting flushed with him coming down all the way to Ziro. The fans were going crazy. And we were still clueless what the fuss is all about. Of course, to find it out we had to wait until the day of his performance. .
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Ahh! It was a long wait.
It was finally the day of his performance, Raj already took off to the venue. We saw a large gathering moving towards the venue, we knew it was for Damo Suzuki. The crowd turned out more than the expectation. Finally, he was on the stage, an old guy aged around 60-70 years. .
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‘Again the thoughts were maybe because he is a legend; people are here to watch him perform. But, man isn’t he old enough to give a power-pack performance for this audience’.
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Roared with his guitar, he introduced himself. That was Damo Suzuki for you. He rocked with his performance and the crowd, of course, was delighted. Finally, all the doubts and thoughts were gone – ‘A legend never dies’. .
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We relived his performance. The lineup for this year is out again. So, what are you waiting for, log in to the Ziro Festival website and check the lineup yourself. And if it looks appealing, register now for custom packages. Packages starting from Rs. 3600.
#Campzingaros #zirovalley

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The land of the rising Sun.
Ahh! you got it right - Arunachal Pradesh is undoubtedly the most beautiful place on earth.
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The land of Nyishi, Adi, Apatani, Monpas and many more is resplendent in cultural heritage, kept hidden for long. The majestic grandeur that the state holds with its undulating mountains, surging rivers, flourishing flora and fauna is to die for.
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And how can one forget 'Tawang' when mentioning about Arunachal. The small mountain town is considered to be the heart of the State. Inhabited by Monpas, Tawang is an extravaganza full of culture, religious and touristic feel, one hanker for. With places like Sela Pass, Bumla Pass, Madhuri lake and many Gompas, Tawang is the perfect destination for the escape from urban crowd.
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Also home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India - Tawang Monastery also known as Tawang Galdan Namgye Lhatse. And to celebrate this extravaganza, the State Tourism Department started Tawang Festival in the year 2012.
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Every year, the festival starts with Sebang – the religious rally of monks from the Tawang monastery to the festival site. It is the religious tradition to declare the festival open. .
This Cultural Festival has everything from showcasing Buddhist religious events, traditional dance of various tribes, handloom products and other crafts made by the locals, local food stalls, movies that focus on the rich history of the State, photography and painting exhibitions and more. Last year, the festival ended with the Tawang International Run, a high altitude race at 10,000 ft from sea level.
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Honoured with the titles of the “Best Cultural Festival” and “Best Tourist Destination” of 2017, Tawang is gearing up for this year’s edition. The land of Monpas invites you for the most awaited Cultural festival. Come and join Discover Northeast for the everlasting experience of Tawang. .
This year the festival dates are 26th-29th October. Tawang Festival is the festival of cultural and we are celebrating this by organizing our first trip to Tawang Festival. The seats are limited , so bag the offer before it finishes.
#tawang #arunachal

(To register, fill the form in the bio.)
The land of the rising Sun.
Ahh! you got it right - Arunachal Pradesh is undoubtedly the most beautiful place on earth.
.
The land of Nyishi, Adi, Apatani, Monpas and many more is resplendent in cultural heritage, kept hidden for long. The majestic grandeur that the state holds with its undulating mountains, surging rivers, flourishing flora and fauna is to die for.
.
And how can one forget 'Tawang' when mentioning about Arunachal. The small mountain town is considered to be the heart of the State. Inhabited by Monpas, Tawang is an extravaganza full of culture, religious and touristic feel, one hanker for. With places like Sela Pass, Bumla Pass, Madhuri lake and many Gompas, Tawang is the perfect destination for the escape from urban crowd.
.
Also home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India - Tawang Monastery also known as Tawang Galdan Namgye Lhatse. And to celebrate this extravaganza, the State Tourism Department started Tawang Festival in the year 2012.
.
Every year, the festival starts with Sebang – the religious rally of monks from the Tawang monastery to the festival site. It is the religious tradition to declare the festival open. .
This Cultural Festival has everything from showcasing Buddhist religious events, traditional dance of various tribes, handloom products and other crafts made by the locals, local food stalls, movies that focus on the rich history of the State, photography and painting exhibitions and more. Last year, the festival ended with the Tawang International Run, a high altitude race at 10,000 ft from sea level.
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Honoured with the titles of the “Best Cultural Festival” and “Best Tourist Destination” of 2017, Tawang is gearing up for this year’s edition. The land of Monpas invites you for the most awaited Cultural festival. Come and join Discover Northeast for the everlasting experience of Tawang. .
This year the festival dates are 26th-29th October. Tawang Festival is the festival of cultural and we are celebrating this by organizing our first trip to Tawang Festival. The seats are limited , so bag the offer before it finishes.
#tawang #arunachal

(To register, fill the form in the bio.)
The land of the rising Sun.
Ahh! you got it right - Arunachal Pradesh is undoubtedly the most beautiful place on earth.
.
The land of Nyishi, Adi, Apatani, Monpas and many more is resplendent in cultural heritage, kept hidden for long. The majestic grandeur that the state holds with its undulating mountains, surging rivers, flourishing flora and fauna is to die for.
.
And how can one forget 'Tawang' when mentioning about Arunachal. The small mountain town is considered to be the heart of the State. Inhabited by Monpas, Tawang is an extravaganza full of culture, religious and touristic feel, one hanker for. With places like Sela Pass, Bumla Pass, Madhuri lake and many Gompas, Tawang is the perfect destination for the escape from urban crowd.
.
Also home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India - Tawang Monastery also known as Tawang Galdan Namgye Lhatse. And to celebrate this extravaganza, the State Tourism Department started Tawang Festival in the year 2012.
.
Every year, the festival starts with Sebang – the religious rally of monks from the Tawang monastery to the festival site. It is the religious tradition to declare the festival open. .
This Cultural Festival has everything from showcasing Buddhist religious events, traditional dance of various tribes, handloom products and other crafts made by the locals, local food stalls, movies that focus on the rich history of the State, photography and painting exhibitions and more. Last year, the festival ended with the Tawang International Run, a high altitude race at 10,000 ft from sea level.
.
Honoured with the titles of the “Best Cultural Festival” and “Best Tourist Destination” of 2017, Tawang is gearing up for this year’s edition. The land of Monpas invites you for the most awaited Cultural festival. Come and join Discover Northeast for the everlasting experience of Tawang. .
This year the festival dates are 26th-29th October. Tawang Festival is the festival of cultural and we are celebrating this by organizing our first trip to Tawang Festival. The seats are limited , so bag the offer before it finishes.
#tawang #arunachal

(To register, fill the form in the bio.)
The land of the rising Sun.
Ahh! you got it right - Arunachal Pradesh is undoubtedly the most beautiful place on earth.
.
The land of Nyishi, Adi, Apatani, Monpas and many more is resplendent in cultural heritage, kept hidden for long. The majestic grandeur that the state holds with its undulating mountains, surging rivers, flourishing flora and fauna is to die for.
.
And how can one forget 'Tawang' when mentioning about Arunachal. The small mountain town is considered to be the heart of the State. Inhabited by Monpas, Tawang is an extravaganza full of culture, religious and touristic feel, one hanker for. With places like Sela Pass, Bumla Pass, Madhuri lake and many Gompas, Tawang is the perfect destination for the escape from urban crowd.
.
Also home to the largest Buddhist Monastery in India - Tawang Monastery also known as Tawang Galdan Namgye Lhatse. And to celebrate this extravaganza, the State Tourism Department started Tawang Festival in the year 2012.
.
Every year, the festival starts with Sebang – the religious rally of monks from the Tawang monastery to the festival site. It is the religious tradition to declare the festival open. .
This Cultural Festival has everything from showcasing Buddhist religious events, traditional dance of various tribes, handloom products and other crafts made by the locals, local food stalls, movies that focus on the rich history of the State, photography and painting exhibitions and more. Last year, the festival ended with the Tawang International Run, a high altitude race at 10,000 ft from sea level.
.
Honoured with the titles of the “Best Cultural Festival” and “Best Tourist Destination” of 2017, Tawang is gearing up for this year’s edition. The land of Monpas invites you for the most awaited Cultural festival. Come and join Discover Northeast for the everlasting experience of Tawang. .
This year the festival dates are 26th-29th October. Tawang Festival is the festival of cultural and we are celebrating this by organizing our first trip to Tawang Festival. The seats are limited , so bag the offer before it finishes.
#tawang #arunachal

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