KOKRAJHAR, April 11: The 6th Baukhungri festival got underway from Wednesday at Hariguri in Kokrajhar with a four-day colourful programme. BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyari, who is in-charge of forest and tourism department, iugurated the festival in presence of a large gathering of public and dignitaries, including from neighbouring Bhutan. Various programmes like cultural show, ethnic food festival, trekking, and indigenous sports will be held during these four days. Besides the trekking at the Baukhungri hill, the visitors can taste mouth-watering ethnic cuisine.
Celebrated traditiolly as ‘Baukhungri Hajw Gakhwi’ or climbing of Baukhungri hill by the Bodo people on the auspicious day of Sankranti, a day before Bwisagu or Bihu (eve of Bengali New Year day), the Tourism Department, BTC, has taken up the initiative to celebrate the traditiol customs as annual Baukhungri festival by introducing various programmes and adventurous sports to attract visitors.