NALBARI, Jan 22 - The 21st Sabha Mahotsav of Pub Nambarbhag in Nalbari district is being held with a five-day programme from January 21.
The programme was started with the hoisting of the Sabha Mahotsav flag by Govinda Ram Barman, president of the Pub Nambarbhag Sabha Mahotsav. The festival was formally inaugurated by Ambikacharan Barman, a social worker from Guwahati.
The newly constructed sabhaghar was inaugurated by social worker Sidheswar Sarma, while Ganesh Tamuli, chairman of the Northeast Cancer Hospital and Research Institute lit the ceremonial lamp of the festival.
The highlight of the day was a programme called Radha-Krishna Sewa where 35 pairs of child Radha and Krishna took part in ritual attires. The traditional Radha-Krishna Sewa attracted thousands of visitors from all walks of life. The Radha-Krishna Sewa inaugurated by Sarat Barman of Sri Sri Jaihari Pitar Than.
On the occasion of the Sabha Mahotsav, a felicitation meeting was held with Govinda Ram Barman in the chair. The meeting was addressed among others by Ganesh Tamuli, a social worker from Guwahati, Partha Pratim Hazarika, senior journalist of The Assam Tribune, and Bitumani Devi, chairman of the Nalbari Zilla Parishad. Brajen Barman, secretary of the Pub Nambarbhag Unnayan Samiti, stated the purpose of the meeting.
Earlier, social worker Sidheswar Sarma inaugurated the newly constructed sabhaghar of the Harimandir that was built at a cost of Rs 10 lakh donated by Ganesh Tamuli. Tamuli also lent financial support to construct the main temple at a cost of Rs 20 lakh.
The Sabha Mahotsav will come to an end on January 25.