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Rural folks keep cultural tradition alive: Ramen Deka

 A Correspondent

TANGLA, April 28: The State has maintained its rich diverse culture and this has in turn helped in fostering the bond of brotherhood among the people. In present times the rich cultural tradition of our ancestors has been kept alive by the rural folks rather than the town folks. This was observed by Lok Sabha MP, Ramen Deka at Khonsaipara village near Tangla in Udalguri on Saturday.
 Participating as chief guest in the open session of the silver jubilee celebration of Khonsaipara Rongjali Bwisagu, the parliamentarian said that Rongali Bihu was celebrated in different ways by different communities which reflected the rich bond between different communities and tribes of the State. While stressing the need to preserve the local culture, he exhorted the younger generation to follow the legacy of Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
Deka urged the Bodo society to celebrate the Bwisagu festival and keep alive the traditional Bodo culture.  Speaking about the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana, he exhorted the people not to pay a single penny for new domestic gas connection. He also apprised the people on the health protection scheme Ayushman Bharat which would cover over 10 crore families providing coverage up to Rs 5 lakh per family for secondary and tertiary care hospitalization. He also highlighted that for better road communication, a total of 430 km road had been sanctioned
by the Central Government in Udalguri district. He announced a financial grant of Rs 2 lakh for the renovation of Khonsaipara Bathaou Mandir from his MPLAD fund.
 The programme earlier started with a traditional Bwisagu dance and felicitation of all the guests with the traditional aronai. Earlier, the programme witnessed plantation drive and release of souvenir Bima None. The cultural night programme in the evening was inaugurated by BTC EM Bonjar Daimari.