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Madhupur Mahotsav observed in Cooch Behar

 DHUBRI, Jan 11 - Thousands of pilgrims and common people from all over the State and West Bengal participated in the two-day Madhupur Mahotsav that was observed with traditional fervour on the premises of historic Madhupur Satra situated in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal.

The Mahotsav that aims to promote Satriya culture and tourism witnessed several programmes based on the Satriya culture and Vaisnavite religion since Wednesday evening.

West Bengal Development Minister Rabindranath Ghosh along with many other dignitaries attended the festival organised by the Dhubri District Administration and Assam Tourism Development Corporation.

Over 1,000 members from various Satras of Assam participated in the festival and performed kirtan, naam, pal naam, biya naam, theo naam, borgeet, bhagavat path, et al.

A bhagavat sobhajatra was also taken out to mark the occasion, which was highly welcomed by the people of West Bengal, who also showed their interests towards the Satriya culture, informed DIPRO B Sharma.

Many officials of Dhubri district administration along with ADC Animesh Talukdar also attended the programme. Few scholars who took part in the programme put stress on the promotion of tourism at the Satra during the month-long Raas festival held in Cooch Behar every year.

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