FROM Our CORRESPONDENT
SILCHAR, May 23: Silchar Medical College and Hospital had organized ‘Baishaki Biday Utsav 2016’ programme at its premises which started on Saturday. With the end of the Bengali month of Baishak, the hospital organized various cultural programmes. It was stared on Saturday, at around 7 in the morning. A rally was taken out which was followed by flag hoisting and lighting of the auspicious lamp. The members of the Samiti presented an iugural speech on that day.
On that day, at around 9.30 am, various games and sports were being held and many students actively participated in it.
Illumited cultural programmes began late in the afternoon. Various competitive programmes were also organized so that all can participate.
The two-day programme ended on May 22, late in the evening. Earlier, Dr P C Sarma, a renowned cardiologist, iugurated the programme at evening. Programmes included songs, various dance forms like Bihu Nitya, Assamiya Nitya, Nepali Nitya and Piua Nitya. The main attraction of the programme was dance performances by Chandrika Sor, Moumita Cutiya, Johnny Barua, Prasenjit Cutiya and Pik Cutiya. Their dance moves and antics kept the audiences spellbound even after the curtains were dropped.
The whole month of Baishaki is celebrated with full zest and zeal. Every year, the auspicious day of Baishaki is celebrated across the country. The only difference lies in its me, the essence remains the same. In Assam, it is called by the people as Rongali Bihu and people in West Bengal, ba Barsha. This day marks the auspicious beginning of Bengali New Year. In the state of Bihar, they call it Vaishaki in honour of Surya, who is the Sun God.