GUWAHATI, April 11 - As the entire State is going to miss the fanfare and merriment of Bohag Bihu in view of the ongoing lockdown aimed at containing spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the All Guwahati Students� Union (AGSU) has decided not to organise its annual popular programme Mukoli Bihu and hoist the Bihu flag or offer tribute to the martyrs this time.
The step has been taken to show solidarity with the country�s fight against the global pandemic and set an example for other Bihu organisers to avoid gatherings even in the name of symbolic celebration.
All Assam Students� Union (AASU) vice president Bipul Rabha confirmed that the student body has decided to skip all programmes connected with the Mukoli Bihu.
The student body organises a Mukoli Bihu function on the day of Goru Bihu every year at the Judges� Field here. The origin of this function dates back to 1982, when the historic Assam Agitation was under way. Apart from traditional Bihu dance and Husori programmes, AGSU�s event holds a special significance as prominent people bringing laurels to the State and making special contributions in the socio-economic and cultural fields are felicitated during the function.
Besides, the event plays a key role in promoting socio-cultural harmony in the State, as the traditional songs, music and dance forms of difference tribes and communities of Assam are showcased in it.