GUWAHATI, April 11 - With Bohag Bihu round the corner, a number of organisations working in the field of social welfare are now holding pre-Rongali Bihu events to promote their causes as well as generate awareness among the masses.
Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute (BBCI), in collaboration with Saregama Surbahini, a socio-cultural and people�s welfare voluntary organisation of Assam, is going to organise a pre-Rongali Bihu event at the BBCI auditorium on April 12 from 11 am for the entertainment of cancer patients and staff of the institute.
Ashadeep, a mental health society, also organised a pre-Rongali celebration at its premises at Japorigog today.
Speaking on the occasion, Kausar J Hilaly, Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities, Government of Assam, highlighted the importance of formulation and proper implementation of a sports policy for people with disability. Students of Ashadeep performed Bihu dance and songs. Popular singers Bhitali Das and Krishna Lahkar enthralled the gathering, presenting Bihu numbers.
PJ Baruah, Executive Editor of The Assam Tribune, praised the initiative of Ashadeep in the growth and development of special children.
During the event, special athlete Abhishek Gogoi was also felicitated for winning a silver medal in cycling at the 2019 Special Olympics World Summer Games held at Abu Dhabi in March 2019.
Others who attended the event included Kavita Jha, Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Northeastern Region), guardians of the students of Ashadeep and members of the Country Women�s Association of India.
Maitri, a social welfare organisation also held an exhibition cum sale of home-made articles in Chandmari PWD Colony on April 5. Maitri Mahila Anusthan, which comprises wives of PWD engineers, has been working for physically-challenged children for more than 30 years. The proceeds of the exhibition went for helping physically-challenged children. Articles made by such children were also exhibited and sold during the event.