From Our Special Correspondent
Silchar, Mar 2: Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated across Barak Valley with enthusiasm and euphoria on Friday. People from all age groups, particularly teegers, were seen involved in merry making. The day was sunny and quite refreshing with cool breeze blowing. Holi enthusiasts enjoyed the festival to the fullest. They were applying various types of powdered colours on each other. The colour of the air changed to pink. The festival, which is generally regarded as one of the biggest festivals of the Hindus, was celebrated with great fanfare across the Valley. The night before Holi, huge bonfires were lit at some places which symbolize the destruction of evil.
One of the main attractions of holi is its colorful and most vibrant celebration at Sarvodaya Pathshala at Madhuraghat, Malugram, and Gandhi Bag Children Park. This time also there has been no exception. Children at both the venues belonging to different cultural organizations participate in the celebration which has become an annual feature. Bakul Das, an organizer, said around 40 to 45 children participated at Sarvodaya Pathshala and exhibited their latent talent in folk dance and song, Rabindra Sangeet, Rabindra Nritya, Gauridya Nritya and Kathak as well as other cultural performances. The songs were based on the tunes of spring festival and themes of devotiol songs. The whole atmosphere looked not only lively but also serene and sublime. Today was declared as a local holiday. The streets were filled with laughter of the crowds of people who have come out on the streets to celebrate the festival of colours. It is a joyous occasion in which people only focus on enjoyment and love.