GUWAHATI, Sept 1 � Sri Sri Krishna Janmasthami, the occasion of the birth of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the State today along with the rest of the country.
The city also had its fair share of celebrations, with a number of temples gearing up to observe the day in a befitting manner. Devotees thronged the temples since morning and the celebrations continued till night.
The Krishna Janamasthami Utsav Ujjapan Samity, Guwahati, under the aegis of Vishwa Hindu Parishad, City Committee, observed the day at the Sonaram HS School with a variety of programmes including Ainaam among women, drawing contest among children, quiz, recitation of Geeta slokas, essay contest etc.
The People for Animals, the animal welfare organization, also staged a dharna at Dighalipukhuripaar as part of its Janamasthami, demanding a ban on cow slaughter and checking smuggling of cattle to Bangladesh.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness also celebrated the occasion with a day-long programme at its campus.