NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 13 � Ali-Aye-Lrigang, the festival of the Mising community to mark beginning of the new agrarian year, was celebrated in North Lakhimpur today. The festival marks the start of agrarian activities when the Mising people sow the seeds for a new season.
The main programme of Ali-Aye-Lrigang was celebrated centrally at the playground of North Lakhimpur Govt HS School with hoisting of the flag by Brajen Regon, president of the organizing committee. This time forty flags were hoisted to mark the 40th anniversary of celebration of Ali-Aye-Lrignag in North Lakhimpur.
The main function of the festival, Liggad, the token sowing of the seeds for a new agrarian season was led by G Kaman and Birati Kaman. A colourful procession was taken out across the main roads of North Lakhimpur town by various cultural troupes representing the vibrant Mising culture and rich folk life.
Tinsukia: Ali-Aye-Lrigang was celebrated at many places in Tinsukia district. At Murung Ghar, Bordoloi Nagar here, people celebrated the festival with gaiety.