Flowing colourful evening gowns, incredible costumes and beauty from across the state of Meghalaya reigned Wednesday night in West Garo Hills district’s headquarter Tura for the beauty pageant of 2014 Ahaia Winter Festival.
24-year-old Genesis Preciosa Marak was declared the crown winner, flanked by 1st runners up Noknasa D Arengh and 2nd runners up Ranchi Ch Marak. The annual Ahaia Winter Festival 2014 with the theme ‘Celebrating Life’ kicked off on December 16 and ended up last night.
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The evening night of 18th December witnessed a collection of designs by three designers from New Delhi. The four day events also included a Dance Competition, Rock Show, Karaoke Contest, Body Building Show, Cycle Marathon and Instrumental finale.
The festival concluded on Friday evening with a Peace Concert at Dikki-Bandi Stadium, Dakopgre where Sikkim’s rock act — Girish and the Chronicles headlined the bill. Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma who graced the closing night as chief guest have announced to launch an International Music Festival in Tura starting next year.