From a Correspondent
BARAMA, April 20: Sarania Kachari people, in association with Sarania Kachari Development Council and All Assam Sarania Kachari Students’ Union, centrally celebrated Bah Gosai festival at Goreswar in Baksa district on April 18 and April 19.
The programmes included iuguration of main gate by Ghanshyam Kalita, MLA of Rangia, iuguration of door of gosai ghar, releasing of souvenir, dance competition of Sarania Kachari, flag hoisting, Bah Gosai paribhraman and open session.
Dipak Deka, chairman of Sarania Kachari Development Council, while iugurating the open meeting held on the occasion, said that the Sarania Kachari community has its own identity. In course of his speech, Deka said that Sarania Kachari, one of the sub-tribes of the Kacharis, were one of the major tribal groups who belonged to the Mongoloid racial stock like other tribal communities living in Assam. The Sarania Kachari community had grown up in its own culture, customs, traditions, thoughts rituals and rites. He appealed to the Sarania Kachari people to fight for their existence and development by challenging deprivation and suppression.
Deka also added that the Bah Gosai festival has its own characteristics reflecting the culture and tradition of the community. Dr Anil Saikia, noted writer, while addressing the meeting as chief guest said that the Sarania Kachari people were being deprived in different fields and this was the time to identify the hidden truth of the history of deprivation and suppression.
va Kumar Sarania, MP, lini Deka, distinguished litterateur, Dipjyoti Sarania, general secretary of All Assam Sarania Kachari Students’ Union, among others also spoke in the meeting.
The meeting was presided over by Prabin Deka, president of All Assam Sarania Kachari Students’ Union while Khanin Deka, deputy chief of Sarania Kachari Development Council iugurated the cultural procession. As many as 40,000 people attend the open session.