GUWAHATI, April 25 - Assamese people in Alberta of Canada used to celebrate Rongali Bihu and Magh Bihu in private houses for many years, when there were only four families. But after the formation of Assam Association of Alberta (AAA) in 2010, the AAA started celebrating both Rongali and Bhogali Bihu in a very formal way. This year, the association celebrated Rongali Bihu with almost a hundred guests from various cultures. The special guests included Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Member of Parliament, Deepak Obhrai and District Governor of Rotary International District 5360, Rick Istead. All three guests of honour were felicitated by the members of the association with a traditional japi and a gamosa, a release state70 4d.
Various dance groups from different cultural backgrounds performed Bengali dance, Marwari dance and different Bollywood dances in the evening.
The prize distribution was held for essay competition among children. The topic was �How can you contribute towards preserving the Assamese culture in North America� and �Vacation to Assam and memorable events and moments�.