GAURIPUR, March 8 � The Setubandha-2015 programme organised jointly by the Asom Satra Mahasabha and Srimanta Foundation for Culture and Society in association with Ramraikuti Satra and Madhupur Satra Samiti is scheduled to be held on March 14 and 15 at the Naranarayan Kshetra at Ramraikuti Satra situated at Satrasal along the Assam-Bangladesh border in the Dhubri sector.
On March 14, besides flag hoisting and inauguration of naam prasanga by Basistha Deva Sharma, the open session will be presided over by Lilakanta Mahanta, president of Asom Satra Mahasabha.
Sarat Barkataki, Minister for Education will inaugurate the session while Jual Oram, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs will be the chief guest. Lt Gen Niranjan Singh Malik, Prasenjit Barman, ex-MP, Nazrul Islam, Deputy Commissioner of Dhubri and PY Rajendra Kumar, Director of National Library, Kolkata will attend the session as guests.
Setubandha grantha Sukladhwaj will be released by Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, president of Asam Sahitya Sabha. The cultural evening is expected to be inaugurated by Manjit Singh, president of Assamese Sikh Santha.
The Setubandha Parikrama will start from Mahamaya play ground, Gauripur on March 15 and the Setubandha Samaroh is scheduled to be attended by a number of distinguished guests including Babul Bora. Mritunjay Singh, Lt Gen (Rtd) Niranjan Singh Malik and actor Adil Hussain. Jitendra Nath Pradhani, president of the organising committee has urged all concerned to attend the programme and make it a success.
Doul Utsav: Doul utsav, the festival of colours popularly known as Holi festival, was celebrated with fanfare and enthusiasm with a three-day programme at the historic Ramraikuti Satra, situated at Satrasal along the Indo-Bangladesh border in Dhubri sector from March 4 to 7.
On the first day of the celebration the �Gondh� programme was performed according to Vaishnavite rituals. On the second day, Doul Puja was performed and the Bhakats and the women of the Satra performed naam prasanga throughout the day. The third day was observed as �Suari� and a decorated idol of Lord Krishna was brought in a �Dola� and another 50 �dolas� joined with the main �Dola� of the Satra and visited four �Hatis� to the accompaniment of religious songs, smearing colours, everywhere.
A big mela was also organised on the auspicious occasion. The holi festival was also celebrated at Gauripur and Jinkata Satra of the district with pomp and festivity.