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Preparations on for Raas at Baniyakuchi

By Correspondent

BARPETA, Oct 14 � With less than one month in hand, preparations are on in full swing to celebrate the 77th Panchagram Raas Mahotsav at Baniyakuchi in Barpeta district. The festival this year will be a nine-day affair from November 6.

A celebration committee with Troilokya Nath Deka as president, Jibeswar Barman and Babul Das as vice presidents, Chandrakanta Barman as secretary and Khargeswar Barman and Gautam Deka as assistant secretaries has been formed for smooth conduct of the festival. Several subcommittees have also been formed to supervise different activities.

Like in previous years, the main attraction of the festival will be the exhibition of clay idols depicting different gods and goddesses as also great personalities of the contemporary times. Apart from the exhibition, there will be a series of entertainment programmes. Two mobile theatre groups will also perform during the festival. A grand cultural evening has been planned on the concluding day of the festival.

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