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Nalbari Raas fest from Nov 9

By Correspondent

NALBARI, Oct 24 � Preparations are afoot to celebrate Raas festival at Nalbari Sri Sri Hari Mandir.

The Nalbari Raas festival to be celebrated from November 9 to 21 with a 13-day colourful programme, will be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at 2 pm on November 10.

Addressing a press meet on Friday evening, the organisers of the Raas festival informed that this time they have taken some special measures to attract the visitors. The Nalbari Raas committee has been constructing 25 feet high Ravana, Hanuman and Ram for exhibition purpose. Among those, the terrorist attack incident on Taj hotel in Mumbai will also be displayed with the help of electrical devices.

The working president Manoj Chaudhury and general secretary Nareswar Kalita of the Nalbari Raas celebration committee said that the committee has finalised a budget of Rs 25 lakh for smooth celebration of the festival. In order to attract visitors, eight electrically-operated gates will be displayed at the entrances of various link roads. Besides, 20 stalls of the idols would be mechanised and electrified. An artiste of Chandan Nagar Kolkata named Uttam Bhaskar is toiling round the clock for the purpose.

Besides, folk music of Jyotshna Biswas of Madhupur Satra, display of Sankari Kaha Kristi of Barpeta Satra, Darangi Kala Kristi of Sipajhar will be other attractions of the Nalbari Raas festival.

For security reasons, the inaugural function will be held at 2 pm instead of 6 pm. The Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar, State Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Dr Kandarpa Kumar Deka and Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat Dr Kamal Malla Buzarbaruah will grace the inaugural function. A souvenir will also be brought out on the occasion.

During the Raas festival, a total of 500 volunteers will be engaged on rotation basis daily to look after the situation. The Nalbari district administration will monitor the normal law-and-order situation and deploy more forces during this period.

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Nalbari Raas fest from Nov 9

NALBARI, Oct 24 � Preparations are afoot to celebrate Raas festival at Nalbari Sri Sri Hari Mandir.

The Nalbari Raas festival to be celebrated from November 9 to 21 with a 13-day colourful programme, will be formally inaugurated by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi at 2 pm on November 10.

Addressing a press meet on Friday evening, the organisers of the Raas festival informed that this time they have taken some special measures to attract the visitors. The Nalbari Raas committee has been constructing 25 feet high Ravana, Hanuman and Ram for exhibition purpose. Among those, the terrorist attack incident on Taj hotel in Mumbai will also be displayed with the help of electrical devices.

The working president Manoj Chaudhury and general secretary Nareswar Kalita of the Nalbari Raas celebration committee said that the committee has finalised a budget of Rs 25 lakh for smooth celebration of the festival. In order to attract visitors, eight electrically-operated gates will be displayed at the entrances of various link roads. Besides, 20 stalls of the idols would be mechanised and electrified. An artiste of Chandan Nagar Kolkata named Uttam Bhaskar is toiling round the clock for the purpose.

Besides, folk music of Jyotshna Biswas of Madhupur Satra, display of Sankari Kaha Kristi of Barpeta Satra, Darangi Kala Kristi of Sipajhar will be other attractions of the Nalbari Raas festival.

For security reasons, the inaugural function will be held at 2 pm instead of 6 pm. The Union DoNER Minister Paban Singh Ghatowar, State Education Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, Vice-Chancellor of Dibrugarh University Dr Kandarpa Kumar Deka and Vice-Chancellor of Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat Dr Kamal Malla Buzarbaruah will grace the inaugural function. A souvenir will also be brought out on the occasion.

During the Raas festival, a total of 500 volunteers will be engaged on rotation basis daily to look after the situation. The Nalbari district administration will monitor the normal law-and-order situation and deploy more forces during this period.