Dec 16, 2022: On Thursday, the 8th edition of the popular Falcon Festival got underway with great fanfare at the Golf Course near Umrangso in Dima Hasao.
As the chief guest the Chief Executive Member of the N C Hills Autonomous Council Debolal Gorlosa inaugurated the 3-day Falcon Festival by lighting the holy lamp. He was accompanied by NCHAC Chairperson, Ranu Langthasa, Executive Members Ratan Jarambusa, Nojit Kemprai, Projith Hojai, L Darnei, R. Jeme, Deputy Commissioner, Nazreen Ahmed, SP, Mayenk Kumar, Principal Secretary, Mukut Kemprai, T T Daolagupu, CCF M Tungnung, DFO Tuhin Langthasa and others.
The Chief Guest, as well as all other guests, were felicitated with traditional ‘rihsa’. This was followed by traditional dances by several groups from different communities.
A documentary about biodiversity was featured in the program. The Chief Guest unveiled an Amur falcon in Umrangso as well as a brochure.
Speaking on the occasion, CEM Gorlosa appreciated all the people of Umrangso in particular and of Dima Hasao in general for their support towards the NCHAC in organising such a grand event. He also appealed to everyone who have contributed a lot to the Falcon conservation and expressed his happiness at the increase in falcon visits to Umrangso.