GAURIPUR, Feb 22 - Under the aegis of the TET teachers working in Dhubri district, Ali Aye Lrigang, the biggest festival of the Mising community was celebrated on February 20 on the premises of Gauripur Girls’ High School with a day-long colourful programme.
The programme started in the morning after a cleanliness drive and was followed by tree sapling plantation. The rituals of the community were performed by Pranab Pegu and Niroda Pait. The stage was opened by Deba Kumar Pegu and the ‘Gumrag’ was demonstrated by the Dhemaji Lakhipathar Cultural troupe.
The open meeting held in the afternoon was chaired by Sidananda Pegu, president of the celebration committee. The souvenir Lrigang-III published on the auspicious occasion was released by Manisha Singha Choudhury, Head mistress, Gauripur Girls’ High School. A large number of invited guests including Jintu Bora, Election officer, Manoj Kumar Phukan, BEEO, Bilasipara, Samiul Haque Sarkar, BEEO, Golokganj, Selina Sultana, Kshitish Chandra Roy, president Gauripur Sahitya Sabha, Ambunath Sharma and a few others expressed happiness over the organising of such a programme. Prof Ismail Hussain, a famous scholar delivered in his address as the appointed speaker highlighted the history, culture and language of the ethnic community.
Earlier, Luit Chandra Payeng explained the objectives of the festival. Gungarima Patir, Jesika Doley, Santipriya Pegu, Sneha Patir, Baby Kutum, Punyabati Tayung enthralled the audience with their attractive dances. An attractive cultural evening was also held where Mising cultural items were presented.