GUWAHATI: On April 14, the Assamese community living in Andaman & Nicobar Islands celebrated a day-long programme with great enthusiasm and fervour following all COVID-19 precautions. The event started with the traditional lighting of the lamp and the singing of Jatiya Sangeet 'O Mur Apunar Dekh'. Speaking on the occasion, the chief guest Diganta Gogoi, IFS, CCF, MoEF&CC, Andaman & Nicobar Islands congratulated the Assamese community residing here in joining hands to organize the programme.
Citing the song of legendary Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika 'Bohag Mathu Eeti Ritu Nohoi', he stressed the importance of safeguarding Assamese culture and heritage. A cultural programme with prayer songs, Bihu songs, and Bihu dance was presented on the occasion. Dr. Dipon Sharmah, HOD Botany, Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya, Seemanta Kumar Deka, HOD BBA Tourism, Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya and many other participants working in these islands spoke on the occasion. Traditional delicious food was also served to everyone present at the celebration, stated a press release.