MUSHALPUR, Aug 31 - The 23rd Doomni Anchalik Karam Festival was held at Doomni in Baksa on August 22 and 23 last under the aegis of Doomni Anchalik Committee of All Assam Adibashi Students� Union.
The programme started on August 22 with knotting of karam branches followed by hoisting of AASAA flag by Rupsing Gour and karam festival flag by William Tirkey. It was followed by swahid tarpan, plantation, games and sports, executive meeting, telling of karam story and karam dance competition on August 22.
The second day�s programme started with karam branch immersion. In his inaugural speech Rupsingh Gour said that traditions and festivals have been the expression of the deep rooted bond between nature and spirituality since ages. They strengthen human bond living in a composite society. Speaking as the chief guest of the meeting, Ansumwi Khungur Boro, EM of BTC said that culture, tradition, festivals and education are key to the development of a race. MLA Thaneswar Basumatary, Alex Minj, president of Kuduk Sahitya Sabha and a host of distinguished guests attended the open session. A multi-cultural night marked the end of the programme.