On 18th November 2018, a dance troupe from Damdim Tea Estate (Jalpaiguri, West Bengal) performed their traditional Jhumoor in ‘Samvaad’
‘Sirish™ is back again!'
After 4 successful editions, we are all set for Sirish™ 2019.
Preliminaries will be held on:
a) Malbazar : 20th January 2019 (Sunday)
On 16th July 2018, APPL-F met the Hon’ble Labour Minister of Assam, Shri Pallab Lochan Das and acknowledged their support for Sirish. The Tea Community is the backbone of the Tea industry and has contributed to the economy and culture of Assam. We conceptualized this annual cultural festival ‘Sirish’ to showcase the rich cultural diversity of the Tea Tribe community. This festival promotes Sustainable Development Goal 16-‘Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development.’
The story of ‘Assam Tea’ begins in 1823 when Robert Bruce, an Englishman, met Birsa Gaum, the Singpho chief to explore the potential for tea. A century and half later, this blend has carved a niche for itself globally. It is possible that there isn’t a tea lover who has never tasted pure Assam Tea. This great industry exists because of plantation workers who work tirelessly in the fields.
GUWAHATI, Feb 15: To acknowledge the contribution of the tea tribes in the State, APPL Foundation is organising the fourth edition of Sirish™ Festival on February 17 and 18 at Misa High School field in Nagaon district, stated a press release. The programme is also co-sponsored by State government, Amalgamated Plantations (P) Limited, ABITA, SBI, NRL, Yes Bank, etc.
The first three Sirish™ Festivals were held at Hathikhuli Tea Estate (2015), Powai Tea Estate in Margherita (2016) and Naharkatiya town field (2017), respectively.