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Ali Aye Ligang celebrated centrally at historic Ghunasuti

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NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 19 - Ali Aye Ligang, the festival celebrating the commencement of the agrarian season of the Mising community was celebrated in a traditional ceremony today at Ghunasuti � the legendary ground of Jonki-Panoi, the epical love story of Rajanikanta Bordoloi�s Miri Jiyari (The Mising Maiden) � one of the earliest novels in Assamese written in the form of Sir Walter Scott�s historical romances.

Today was the second day and main celebration of the two day cultural extravaganza, organised centrally by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam in association with the Lakhimpur district administration and the Brihattar Ghunasuti Ali Aye Ligang Celebration Committee. Today�s festivities began with Lriggad ceremony in the morning by Debananda Mili, retired bank officer and Binapani Mili at Migang Taburam Taid Lotta. After that the open session of Ali Aye Ligang began at the festival venue which was chaired by Dr Dambaru Dhar Mili, president of the organising committee.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the open session as the chief guest. Addressing the session, Sonowal said that the government was committed for the development of backward places and Ghunasuti would also be bridged with infrastructural developments in a phased manner. He also announced a grant of Rs 20 lakh for the construction of a statue of Dr Taburam Taid � the renowned linguist of Assam at Ghunasuti.

Eminent neurologist Dr Rana Patir was felicitated on that occasion by the Chief Minister. The session was also attended by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and Panchayat and Rural Development Naba Kumar Doley, Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Lakhimpur MLA Utpal Dutta, Bihpuria MLA Debananda Hazarika, Dhemaji MLA Dr Ranoj Pegu, Jonai MLA Bhuban Pegu and Mising Autonomous Council�s Chief Executive Member Paramananda Sonowal.

Meanwhile, the 47th North Lakhimpur Ali Aye Ligang celebrations also concluded at the North Lakhimpur Mising Cultural Development Complex at Borimuri.

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Ali Aye Ligang celebrated centrally at historic Ghunasuti

NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 19 - Ali Aye Ligang, the festival celebrating the commencement of the agrarian season of the Mising community was celebrated in a traditional ceremony today at Ghunasuti � the legendary ground of Jonki-Panoi, the epical love story of Rajanikanta Bordoloi�s Miri Jiyari (The Mising Maiden) � one of the earliest novels in Assamese written in the form of Sir Walter Scott�s historical romances.

Today was the second day and main celebration of the two day cultural extravaganza, organised centrally by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Government of Assam in association with the Lakhimpur district administration and the Brihattar Ghunasuti Ali Aye Ligang Celebration Committee. Today�s festivities began with Lriggad ceremony in the morning by Debananda Mili, retired bank officer and Binapani Mili at Migang Taburam Taid Lotta. After that the open session of Ali Aye Ligang began at the festival venue which was chaired by Dr Dambaru Dhar Mili, president of the organising committee.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended the open session as the chief guest. Addressing the session, Sonowal said that the government was committed for the development of backward places and Ghunasuti would also be bridged with infrastructural developments in a phased manner. He also announced a grant of Rs 20 lakh for the construction of a statue of Dr Taburam Taid � the renowned linguist of Assam at Ghunasuti.

Eminent neurologist Dr Rana Patir was felicitated on that occasion by the Chief Minister. The session was also attended by the Minister for Cultural Affairs and Panchayat and Rural Development Naba Kumar Doley, Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, Lakhimpur MLA Utpal Dutta, Bihpuria MLA Debananda Hazarika, Dhemaji MLA Dr Ranoj Pegu, Jonai MLA Bhuban Pegu and Mising Autonomous Council�s Chief Executive Member Paramananda Sonowal.

Meanwhile, the 47th North Lakhimpur Ali Aye Ligang celebrations also concluded at the North Lakhimpur Mising Cultural Development Complex at Borimuri.

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