NAGAON, Sept 29 - Puja fervour has gripped Nagaon district also. Budgets in many Puja committees have crossed several lakhs of rupees this year. Many Durga Pujas in and around Nagaon have already celebrated 100 years.
Janaki Nath Sen, a law practitioner started Durga Puja at a personal level in 1850. He started this Puja to pray for a son and he was blessed with two sons later on. He was an advocate for maintaining Assamese language in Office, Court and Schools of Assam. Now his descendants celebrate this Puja every year with religious fervour. This Puja is a symbol of unity between the Assamese and Bengali communities of Nagaon.
The century-old Puranigudam community Durga Puja is also another centre of attraction in Nagaon where the same idols are worshipped every year. Besides this, the people of the area have been arranging book fairs for the last few years with the motto, �Give the children a book instead of a toy gun�. This year also they are going to arrange book fairs and a number of competitions among children.