Election Officer of Golaghat Election District Sulakshana Borpatragohain, ACS; District Infomation & Public Relations Officer Pompi Devi and Research Technician of International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), APART Project – Golaghat Abhishek Singha joins Kati Bihu celebration as invitees at Balidua Dhanani Pathar in Balidua Village of Golaghat district.
At the outset of the event, Nitu Bora, one of the progressive farmers of the district welcomed the invitees. After then, budding farmers of Balidua region felicitated them with Pholam Gamocha.
His Holiness Sri Sri Dr Pitambar Deva Goswami, Satradhikar of Sri Sri Auniati Satra, Majuli extended his greetings on the occasion of Kati Bihu. His Holiness The Satradhikar of Sri Sri Auniati Satra said that the light of earthen lamps lit on the occasion of Kati Bihu may drive out all evils from the society and herald an age of prosperity and growth in the agricultural sector of the state. His Holiness, the Satradhikar of Sri Sri Auniati Satra hoped that observance of Kati Bihu would strengthen Peace, Unity and Brotherhood among all sections of the society.
Padma Shri Jadav Payeng – The Forest Man of India has greeted everyone on the occasion of Kati Bihu. He said that this special festival showcases the vibrant Assamese culture. Padma Shri Jadav Payeng also wished that May this Bihu bring Happiness, Golden Harvest and Good Health in everyone’s lives”, Research Technician of IRRI, APART Project- Golaghat conveys the greetings of His Holiness Sri Sri Dr Pitambar Deva Goswami and Padma Shri Jadav Payeng to the farmers of Balidua Village on their behalf.
After then, the invitees Sulakshana Borpatragohain, Pompi Devi and Abhishek Singha lit ceremonial earthen lamps infront of a Tulsi sapling and after that along with the farmers of Balidua region offered their prayers by singing religious hymns. The huge green paddy field was illuminated with several hundreds of earthen lamps which were kept ready by farmers and later distributing Mah-Prasad, Pithas and Refreshment packets amongst the invitees and locals.
The elderly farmers of the Pachim Brahmaputra area also actively participated and shared their satisfaction about the thoughtful event. The event, which started at 5:00 pm, continued for over an hour.
By: Abhishek Singha
Golaghat, Assam. News Contributor.