Tawang Festival 'called off" after sudden demise of MLA Jambey Tashi.
The Tawang Festival Committee on late evening of November 2 announced that the much awaited Tawang Festival which was scheduled to be held from November 4-6 has been called off.
The decision was taken as a tribute to the untimely demise of MLA Jambey Tashi on November 4th morning.
Jambey Tashi was the Member of the Legislative Assembly 1-Lumla (ST) Assembly Constituency cum Advisor to Minister, Planning and RWD, Govt. Of Arunachal Pradesh.
MLA Tashi was 48 at the time of his death and he passed away in Guwahati's Downtown Hospital after a brief illness.
The announcement of the calling off of the Tawang Festival was announced in the official Facebook page of the Tawang Festival.
The announcement read,
"TAWANG FESTIVAL 2022 CALLED OFF
Due to the sudden demise of one of the most dynamic and iconic youth leaders of Arunachal Pradesh, the honourable MLA cum Advisor, RWD & Planning, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh late Shri Jambey Tashi, the festival celebration committee has decided to call off the Tawang festival 2022 as a mark of respect and tribute to this visionary great leader of the masses. May Lord Buddha bless his soul. We offer our prayers for his blessed rebirth.
TAWANG FESTIVAL COMMITTEE."
The much awaited three day Tawang Festival was taking place after 2 years. It didn't take place due to the pandemic for last two years i.e., 2020 and 2021.
The festival which is celebrated every year except for last two years is a festival showcasing the culture, tradition, music of the people of Arunachal Pradesh and especially Tawang.
The festival is also a boost to tourism as tourists from all parts of the world come to experience the three day cultural fest.
And not just the tourist but popular artist local and international are part of this huge fest.
The breathtakingly beautiful Tawang lies in the Northwestern part of the state of Arunachal Pradesh in Northeast India. The place is known for its captivating sightseeing spots.