From our Staff Correspondent
DIBRUGARH, FEBRUARY 28: When unseen vested forces are trying to destabilize the age-old relations between the people of galand and Assam by encouraging border skirmish, the efforts of the Sivsagar district administration and zira subdivision administration to organize the Sampriti festival, christened as Ken-pee at Atkhel near Geleki in Assam-galand border in order to revive the lost cordial relations among the people of both side of the border, was laudable.
The festival kicked off with the opening of exhibition of garments and food of both States with the lighting of lamp by zira MLA, Debabrata Saikia. The subdivisiol officer, Mousumi Barua welcomed the guests of galand, cultural artistes, dignitaries and senior police and civil officials of both the States. The festival was attended by amongst others, Deputy Commissioner, Longleng, galand, Nekachi Sema, Superintendent of Police, Kebithato Sophi, SDO Tuli, Chenyak, Additiol Deputy Commissioner (ADC), Tamlur Nungche Chengtam, Extra-Assistant Commissioner, Tokai Chumi and ADC Sivsagar, Assam Dimbath Morang Superintendent of Police, Sivsagar, Bivekanda Das, S.P Sibsagar (Border) Prakash Sonowal and other senior police and civil officials and other leading citizens of both the States.
The festival was marked with dances of Bihu, Nepali, Mishing, Jhumur and ga dance by ginimora Women Society and Kanniyak Union and Tamulur Town Cultural Centre. The adventure of martial arts displayed by Sivasagar martial centres and 1st Assam Police Battalion, Ligeri Phukhuri drew much applause from the audiences.
A number of women from both galand and Assam actively participated in the events
like tug of war and breaking of an earthen pot in blindfold.
Assam Women Soccer Team lifted the trophy by defeating the galand Women’s soccer team by 2-0. The match, being held on the occasion between the women of the two States drew applause from people of both the States. SDO, zira Mousumi Barua offered vote of