GUWAHATI, April 18 � The Assam Association of Singapore is celebrating Rongali Bihu from today with much gusto and fanfare. Like in the previous years, the line-up of events is exciting, an e-mail received here stated.
�I am really excited to see how the Bihu festivals have shaped up over the years in Singapore. We are a small community here, but have never missed an opportunity to celebrate Bihu since we started almost two decades back. Through the spirit of Bihu, we have been able to get the community together from all over Assam and the North East,� said Dilip Borthakur, president of the Assam Association of Singapore.
The Bohag Bihu celebration would include the essential chorus, Bihu dance performances by members and kids, poetry recitation, solo performances and more.
Singapore recently lost the Father of the Nation Lee Kuan Yew. A tribute to him will also form a part of the event.
The Bihu celebration will be followed by dinner and an Assamese jamming session at the end of the event.
The Assamese community in Singapore is also scheduled to take part in the Indian New Year celebration organised annually by the Little India Shopkeepers & Heritage Association (LiSHA). This event showcases the cultural and traditional heritage of different Indian communities. The LiSHA event is scheduled for April 24 next.