TIHU, Sept 22 - The people of greater Paschim Nalbari area will be celebrating the 98th Saradiya Durga Puja at Sahpur Rajghat with a five-day colourful programme under the aegis of Dharmapur Jyanodiyini Sabha (Durga Puja) from September 26. In this connection, a strong celebration committee has been formed with Sadananda Talukdar as president, Umesh Patowary and Nagen Sarma as vice presidents and Arabinda Barman as secretary.
The first day�s programmes will start with a cleanliness drive followed by the hoisting of flags by Sarbananda Talukdar, president of the celebration committee, banti prajjalan, smriti tarpan, tree plantation, dance competition etc. The competition will be inaugurated by Avatar Singh, a prominent dramatist. The other programmes of the remaining days will be pujarambha, ojapali, dhulia, sandhi puja, 100 lamps to be lit by the DC, Nalbari, Jayanta Malla Barua, Pankaj Gobinda Medhi etc. Again, a �Sendursana� programme among women will be inaugurated by Krishna Baruah, CEO, Nalbari Zila Parishad and Gayatri Mahanta, popular artist.
It needs to be mentioned here that a religious discourse will be also be held on the subject �Significance of Saktipuja� to be attended by Umakanta Dev Sarma, retired professor, Krishna Kanta Handique Sanskrit College, Mrinalini Devi, president Asom Sanskrit Sahitya Sabha, Nripendra Kr Bhagawati, publication secretary, Kamrup Zila Dev Damodar Sangha. Nabajit Sarma, secretary, Asom Sanskrit Mahasabha will anchor the seminar.
Besides, Hengul Theatre will also stage their drama on September 29, 30 and October 1 to enthrall the public.