Kokrajhar, April 30: With an aim of fostering, strengthening and creating mutual understanding with each other in the area, the Bodoland Territorial Council has decided to celebrate the Spring Festival or Bihu or Bwisagu as ‘Bardwi Shikhla Festival’ in a grand manner. In this connection, the BTC authority has already started preparations, including programme schedule. As per the programme, the Bardwi Shikhla Festival will be celebrated with a two-day programme on May 5 and May 6 in the BTC Secretariat Field at Bodofa Nwgwr, Kokrajhar.
On the first day, the festival will be inaugurated by BTC Executive Member Doneswar Goyary, followed by local cultural programme. Bodo Sahitya Sabha president Taren Boro will inaugurate the cultural programme on the second day. Axam Xahitya Xabha president Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi and AASU advisor Dr. Samujjal Bhattacharjya will attend the programme as chief guest and appointed speaker respectively. Cultural groups of various communities of the BTC area, cultural groups from outside BTC, including other autonomous councils like Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao, will take part in the programme.