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4th Rongali Bihu Sanmilan organised at Hailakandi

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HAILAKANDI, May 14 - The 4th Rongali Bihu Sanmilan was organised with traditional fervour and gaiety at Nazrul Sadan in Hailakandi town recently. Held under the auspices of Hailakandi Bihu Organising Committee 2018, the function began with the hoisting of the Bihu flag by the Additional Superintendent of Police and president of the committee, Jagdish Das in the morning.

Speaking on the occasion, Das said Bihu is a festival that transcends all barriers of caste, creed or religion and is celebrated by different communities. He hoped that the Bihu festivity would usher in peace, progress and prosperity for Assam and its people.

The smriti tarpan and lighting of the traditional lamp was done by District Transport Officer and working president of the committee, Nripen Kalita.

Addressing the gathering, Kalita said Bihu is the lifeline of Assamese culture and binds together people of all faiths. �Bihu is in essence a festival of oneness that binds together people of all faiths and promotes harmony and brotherhood,� he said, adding, �We must uphold the culture that is rooted to the soil.�

Traditional and indigenous sports such as tug-of-war, musical chair, tekeli bhonga were organised on the occasion. Painting and sports competitions were also held among students in two categories from Class V to VII and from Class VIII to X. The cultural programme held in the evening drew a good crowd with old and youth alike making it to the venue. Local and guest artistes regaled the audience with popular Bihu songs.The main star of the evening was Mrinal Chutia, a popular singer from Silchar. Chutia belted a number of Bihu hit numbers to the delight of the audience.

Assamese cuisine like pitha, chira-doi-gur was served at a community feast at a naamghar in the evening.

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4th Rongali Bihu Sanmilan organised at Hailakandi

HAILAKANDI, May 14 - The 4th Rongali Bihu Sanmilan was organised with traditional fervour and gaiety at Nazrul Sadan in Hailakandi town recently. Held under the auspices of Hailakandi Bihu Organising Committee 2018, the function began with the hoisting of the Bihu flag by the Additional Superintendent of Police and president of the committee, Jagdish Das in the morning.

Speaking on the occasion, Das said Bihu is a festival that transcends all barriers of caste, creed or religion and is celebrated by different communities. He hoped that the Bihu festivity would usher in peace, progress and prosperity for Assam and its people.

The smriti tarpan and lighting of the traditional lamp was done by District Transport Officer and working president of the committee, Nripen Kalita.

Addressing the gathering, Kalita said Bihu is the lifeline of Assamese culture and binds together people of all faiths. �Bihu is in essence a festival of oneness that binds together people of all faiths and promotes harmony and brotherhood,� he said, adding, �We must uphold the culture that is rooted to the soil.�

Traditional and indigenous sports such as tug-of-war, musical chair, tekeli bhonga were organised on the occasion. Painting and sports competitions were also held among students in two categories from Class V to VII and from Class VIII to X. The cultural programme held in the evening drew a good crowd with old and youth alike making it to the venue. Local and guest artistes regaled the audience with popular Bihu songs.The main star of the evening was Mrinal Chutia, a popular singer from Silchar. Chutia belted a number of Bihu hit numbers to the delight of the audience.

Assamese cuisine like pitha, chira-doi-gur was served at a community feast at a naamghar in the evening.

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