|Consider the following statements regarding various folk songs of India.|
|1. Ghode Modni dance of Goa is performed with swords.|
|2. In the Lava dance of Lakshadweep Island, dancers move on fire chambers.|
|3. Nongkrem is a dance of Toda tribals.|
|Which of the statement(s) given above is/are correct?|
A) Only 1
B) 1 and 2
C) 2 and 3
D) All of these
Correct Answer: A
Solution :[a] Ghode Modni Dance, the European influence is very strong in folk art and culture of Goa. The performance begins with simple steps and the performers wave the swords to represent the brave deeds and praiseful actions. Lava dance is a very colourful and energetic dance of Lakshadweep, in which the dancers are dressed in multi-hued costumes and headgears. They also carry a drum while dancing. In this form of dance, the participants perform to the rhythmic beats of drums and songs. The Nongkrem dance festival is celebrated during autumn at Smit, the cultural centre of the Khasi hills. A five day long religious festival of the Khasi tribes, Ka Pemblang Nongkem dance is popularly known as Nongkrem dance.
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