BARPETA, Oct 13 � The 127th Sabha Mahotsav will be celebrated at Chinadi under Sarukshetri mouza in Barpeta district from January 16, 2015. People of the village in general and the Sabha management committee in particular are busy to make this celebration a memorable occasion.
As informed, the villagers planned to celebrate their traditional Maghi Sabha in a grand manner two years ago on the occasion of its 125th anniversary. But due to some unavoidable circumstances it did not materialise then. But they have left no stone unturned to make the effort this year.
Mukunda Kakati and Mantu Kakati, president and secretary respectively of the Chinadi Namghar Parichalana Samiti that is also responsible for conducting the fair on the occasion, said they have already started all necessary preparations to make the festival a grand success. The festival this year will have a duration of three days � January 16 to 18, 2015 (Magh 1 to 3 in the Assamese almanac).
The festival celebration committee has also planned to publish a souvenir on this grand occasion and it will cover all the aspects of the area. Additionally, important aspects of Sarukshetri mouza will also be incorporated in the souvenir. A special committee with Manoranjan Kakati as president and Nareswar Deka as secretary has been formed for the purpose.
Manoranjan Kakati, Deputy Director of Elementary Education, Assam, who originally hails from Chinadi, lamented that till now there is no any written history, neither of this festival nor of this village. So they have tried to collect as much information about the history, culture, economy and other aspects of this village and present them through this souvenir, he said.
Chinadi is situated in the far eastern side of Barpeta district. The village is surrounded by deep wetlands and grazing reserves. People here mostly depend upon agriculture and its allied products. Transport and communication along the village had kept it untouched with rest of the world for a long time. But the people are enthusiastic about the annual festival celebrated in the Assamese month of Magh.