Guwahati Today

Rongali festival draws huge crowd on concluding day


Guwahati, Feb 5: The three-day mega Festival Rongali ended today with thousands of people thronging in Khanpara ground, Guwahati.  Traditiol boat race at Dighalipukhuri got more than 120 participants, plenty of people experienced flying over Brahmaputra. Plenty members of tiol media, tour operators of entire North East India, rest of India, foreign tourists attended the festival.

In the morning writers and jourlists like Prashanta Rajguru, Mayur Bora and others interacted with tribal leaders of varieties communities sitting at Mising Changhor, discussed about ways of building bridges within various communities of Assam. Tribal leaders suggested Assamese mainstream people should visit tourist places like Halflong, BTC areas and others which will bring bridges in true sense.

Judima of Dima Hasao, Sai Mod and other traditiol liquor from the various tribal communities were a major attraction. Traditiol houses of various tribes attracted large audience. Desi Community of Goalpara, an origil inhabitant of Assam showcased their way of life and plenty of people understood the community for the first time.  

Ankia Bhao, Mukha Bhao by Samaguri Sattra, Mati Akhora, around 35 dance forms, young musicians, delicious delicacies from various tribal areas, a competition of Axomiya vegetarian, non vegetarian, Sweet dishes organised by Priyobondhu was highly appreciated. A quiz competition amongst North East colleges was a major attraction.

Dima Hasao district got massive attention with their spectacular display. Plenty of local entrepreneurs and Agri Univesity showcased their handloom & handicraft products.

The evening stage saw the biggest musical festival ever in the North East. India’s best DJ Nucleya, Bollywood singer Ash King, top rapper Divine, London based singer Arjun, NE’s top rock band Alobo ga, Assam’s hearthrobe Zubeen Garg, Joi Baruah, North East breeze etc. A special khadi fashion show was organised alongwith handloom designs of Assam.

Tridib Sarma, secretary, HRAA and one of the main organizers informed that stakeholders’ discussions are on to make Rongali as a calendar event and very soon it will be the biggest attractions of North East India.