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Batadrava Than gears up for Doul Yatra

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BATADRAVA, March 2 - As the Doul Yatra festival is round the corner, along with other parts of the country, Batadrava Than is also gearing up to celebrate the festival of colours with religious fervour and zeal that draws lakhs of people from across the State.

The festival has reaches new heights at Batadrava, the birth place of Srimanta Sankaradeva, where people from all walks of life, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, always take part.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Brajen Kakati, secretary of the Batadrava Than reception committee said, �The festival will be observed at Batadrava Than from March 11 to 15. We have made elaborate arrangements for the successful and smooth celebration of the five-day Doul festival, for which 12 subcommittees have been constituted.�

�From this year we have decided to ban the staging of Meena Bajar (Chitrahar) and circus on the Than premises and hereby urge visitors and devotees to wear traditional Assamese dresses on Than premises during the festival,� he added.

Satradhikar of Sri Sri Naruwa Satra, Devananda Devgoswami, executive member Indramohan Baruah along with all members of Batadrava Than reception committee were present at the conference where the programme schedule was also released.

As per schedule, the festival will start with taal kubua prasanga on March 11. Various religious functions, like aai naam, bhakat naam, gunamala, bhatima prasanga, gohain phurua, etc., will be held. Borgeet, Bhaona, Oja Pali dance, Bhortaal dance, colourful tribal folk culture and other cultural items will be presented during the festival.

Dignitaries like Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Science & Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta, MoS for Railway Rajen Gohain, Satradhikkar of New Kamalabari Satra Janardan Devgoswami, Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, etc., will attend the cultural sessions.

The management committee has appealed to all the people to extend their cooperation for the success of the festival.

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Batadrava Than gears up for Doul Yatra

BATADRAVA, March 2 - As the Doul Yatra festival is round the corner, along with other parts of the country, Batadrava Than is also gearing up to celebrate the festival of colours with religious fervour and zeal that draws lakhs of people from across the State.

The festival has reaches new heights at Batadrava, the birth place of Srimanta Sankaradeva, where people from all walks of life, irrespective of caste, creed and religion, always take part.

Addressing a press conference here on Wednesday, Brajen Kakati, secretary of the Batadrava Than reception committee said, �The festival will be observed at Batadrava Than from March 11 to 15. We have made elaborate arrangements for the successful and smooth celebration of the five-day Doul festival, for which 12 subcommittees have been constituted.�

�From this year we have decided to ban the staging of Meena Bajar (Chitrahar) and circus on the Than premises and hereby urge visitors and devotees to wear traditional Assamese dresses on Than premises during the festival,� he added.

Satradhikar of Sri Sri Naruwa Satra, Devananda Devgoswami, executive member Indramohan Baruah along with all members of Batadrava Than reception committee were present at the conference where the programme schedule was also released.

As per schedule, the festival will start with taal kubua prasanga on March 11. Various religious functions, like aai naam, bhakat naam, gunamala, bhatima prasanga, gohain phurua, etc., will be held. Borgeet, Bhaona, Oja Pali dance, Bhortaal dance, colourful tribal folk culture and other cultural items will be presented during the festival.

Dignitaries like Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Science & Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta, MoS for Railway Rajen Gohain, Satradhikkar of New Kamalabari Satra Janardan Devgoswami, Additional Chief Secretary MGVK Bhanu, etc., will attend the cultural sessions.

The management committee has appealed to all the people to extend their cooperation for the success of the festival.