MORIGAON, Nov 22 – The Morigaon district administration and the local people of Mayong-Pabitora in Morigaon district of central Assam with the support of the Assam Tourism Development Corporation are holding the Mayong-Pabitora Festival on November 25, 26 and 27 at Pabitora Wildlife Sanctuary, Morigoan.
Aruna Rajoria, Deputy Commissioner of Morigaon as well as the president of the organising committee, while addressing a press conference here, said that with an objective to showcase the rich heritage of Mayong as well as promote Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, the festival is being held which will be a feast for the eyes and palate.
Events include cultural procession consisting of bullock carts, shows of 101 traditional bezs (magicians) and king of Mayong, SHG programmes and public display of ethnic village life, traditional delicacies, wildlife photographs and kayaking, the DC added.
Moreover, as a part of the attractive itinerary, local river fresh fish, curd, jaggery and traditional craft items will be offered on sale. The visitors will get a chance to have a first-hand experience with the magicians of Mayong in the festival.
The village-like ambience of the festival will enable urban people to get a taste of ethnic village life with a rare combination of wildlife experience by way of elephant and jeep safaris, trekking, boating, etc.
There will be ethnic cultural programmes, open quiz competitions and many others to enliven the place and environment as well as the minds of the visitors, the Deputy Commissioner of Morigaon informed the reporters.