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Monsoon fruit fest gets under way
STAFF REPORTER
 GUWAHATI, Sept 24 – Foundation Xmas India and Rotary Club of Gauhati West, in a joint endeavour, kicked off the first stage of the Guwahati Monsoon Fruit Festival at the Jaipur Prathamik Bidyalaya, Kharghuli, on Saturday.

It will conclude in mid-November.

Aimed at promoting the healthy habit of fruit eating in society, especially among children, the initiative has gained in dimension and popularity over the past six years, with more and more schools joining the festival.

“Institutions like Cotton Collegiate HS School, TC Girls’ HS&MP School, Arohan, Holy Child School, among others, have been among the participants and experienced the benefits of the project, initiated first by Foundation Xmas India,” said Dr Dibakar Kalita who is behind the concept of the festival.

On the inaugural day of the latest edition of the festival, Prof Nirmali Medhi of Handique Girls’ College explained the advantages of eating fruits and its preventive qualities.

The function held on the occasion was presided over by Chatradhar Das, headmaster of the Jaipur Prathamik Bidyalaya, and attended by several dignitaries.

Chairman of Foundation Xmas India, Dr Dibakar Kalita spoke about the necessity of holding such promotional exercises for popularising fruit consumption among the masses.

The event was widely attended by children and their parents.

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