BISWATH CHARIALI, Feb 4: The 86th session of Srimanta Sankardev Sangha commenced on Saturday with much enthusiasm at Ramanda Samany Kshetra spread over 2,200 bighas of land at Gopalpur near Gohpur in Biswath district.
The session commenced early morning with cleaning of the venue by Central Seva Bahini, followed by morning prayer and am-prasanga by the reception committee at the makeshift amghar. Thereafter, plantation was done by Gohpur MLA Utpal Borah and working president of the reception committee while the main pandal was iugurated by Biswath DC Asitaksha Chakravarty.
The main gate and amghar were iugurated by Utpal Borah. The exhibition and book fair was iugurated by Madhusmita Borah, circle officer of Halem Revenue Circle. The last executive body meet was held at 10 am followed by meeting of the district presidents and secretaries.
The literary session was chaired by Dr Jagat Chandra Kalita. Litterateur and former president of the Axom Xahitya Xabha Dr Lakshmindan Borah released the souvenir ‘Bhakti Baibhav’ edited by Dr Milan Neog in the programme. Some other books were also released on the occasion.
Thousands of delegates and devotees are still thronging the session site from all over the State, besides neighbouring States. Five thousand well-trained volunteers have been rendering their services round the clock. Around 700 stalls have been set up for participants in the exhibition cum book fair.