GUWAHATI, Jan 5 � In the run up to the Magh Bihu festival, various food festivals offering ethnic delicacies are being organized in different parts of the city to cater to the people of Guwahati, who might not have access to the traditional equipment and other necessary ingredients to prepare the traditional platter of Bhogali Bihu.
A Bhogali Mahotsav and ethnic food festival is being organized from January 6 to January 13, 2014 at the Organic Hub Complex, Juripar, Sixmile at Panjabari Road in the city.
The festival is being organized by Neog Agro and Alliance Ltd, which is associated with organic cultivation and marketing for years and running the Organic Hub (organic product for mass people) for the first time in Assam with the help of Assam State Agricultural Marketing Board.
Now to promote organic product and to make people aware about the benefit of organic consumption, the festival is being conducted for the second time at the Organic Hub with all Bhogali Bihu food items, traditional foods of the State and colourful cultural programme every evening. Actors Biju Phukan, Pranjal Saikia and Nishita Goswami among others will inaugurate the food festival on January 6 at 11 am.
Another Bhogali festival is being organized at Maniram Dewan Trade Centre in Betkuchi, where a collection of ethnic food and traditional attires is attracting the visitors. Such festivals have become immensely popular in Guwahati over the years and the number of such event is getting multiplied every year. Other than offering traditional Bihu snacks, the various kinds of pitha and laru, such festivals also create a rustic ambience with bonfire and barbeques, where people can enjoy the festival much like it is celebrated in the villages of the State. Other popular venues of Bhogali festival include Silphukhuri Namghar, Zoo Road Tiniali and Chandmari, among others.