BARAMA, Nov 17 - Brisk preparations are under way at Baska to celebrate Raas festival at Debachara-Thanguri from November 25 to 29 under the aegis of the Raas Mahotsav Celebration Committee. The Baska anchalik Raas festival will be celebrated in a befitting manner in order to pay obeisance to Lord Krishna and his manifold incarnations.
A celebration committee with Chanakya Bhatta as president and Madhav Rava as general secretary was formed along with other office bearers and members for smooth conduct of the annual Raas Utsav.
It may be pertinent to mention here that yearly celebration of Raas Mahotsav here is the outcome of some dedicated social workers of greater Baksa area. Overcoming many hurdles over the years, the Raas festival under reference has reached its 67th year of celebration.
The programmes of the Raas festival include cultural procession, opening of the main archway of the Raas festival, flag-hoisting, open meet, religious discourse, theatre, Nagara Naam, Ojapali, Kherai Kristi Pradarsan, Dhulia, etc.
Ramesh Chandra Das, the chairman of Sarania Kachari Development Council will inaugurate the Raas Mahotsav at 9.30 am on November 25.
Maneswar Brahma, MLA of Barama constituency, Naba Kumar Sarania, MP of No. 5 Kokrajhar Lok Sabha constituency, and Phalindra Basumatary, MCLA of No. 25 Baganpara constituency, among others, are expected to be present at the open meeting which will be presided over by Chanakya Bhatta, president of the celebration committee.