SILCHAR, May 25 � Bihu dominates cultural activities in the entire State and that was reflected in Silchar town on May 21 and 22. On both the days there were lots of cultural activities and thousands of people gathered. Rongali Bihu is being organised at Silchar town from 1950 onwards. This time the Bihu was organised at Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phukan School premises.
On the first day, the flag of the festival was hoisted by HK Dev Mahanta, the president of the celebration committee which was followed by the inauguration of a cultural programme by Karuna Thakuria, secretary of the committee. On the first day, there were lots of competitions in which people of the entire district took part. On the evening of the next day the committee�s souvenir was released. After this the cultural activities took place.
In hispresidential address, HK Dev Mahanta said �it was a great occasion for us that this Bihu festival is being organised after lots of hindrances. As it is the pride of the Assamese people, it should be a part of Silchar town itself�, adding that Bihu is a secular festival and all should come forward to be a part of this festival.
Karuna Thakuria, secretary of Rongali Bihu festival committee in Silchar said that there were lots of problems in organising the festival. �But we have overcome all those problems and the district administration has been really helpful in this matter.� On both the two days, there were several competitions in Bihugeet, Bongeet, Bahi Badan, and Gagana badan.