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BTC to host 9th mega Baokhungri Festival at Kokrajhar

The BTC authority has decided to organize the 9th mega Baokhungri Festival at the foothills of famous Baokhungri Hills near Kokrajhar with various ethnic cultures,

Kokrajhar

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 April 2022 4:34 AM GMT

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KOKRAJHAR: The BTC authority has decided to organize the 9th mega Baokhungri Festival at the foothills of famous Baokhungri Hills near Kokrajhar with various ethnic cultures, foodies and indigenous sports with three days colourful programme beginning from April 12 next. The festival could not be held due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and 2021. Only small cultural programmes were held with fewer visitors.

The officials of BTC led by Secretary Naren Chandra Basumatary visited the venue of the festival on Friday along with the Council Head of the Departments (CHD) of various departments and held a meeting at Harinaguri ME School where a reception committee was formed for the smooth conduct of the festival. Views and opinions were taken from the respective line departments and local intellectuals on the smooth holding of the mega event.

In the meeting, the CHD, Sports and Youth Welfare department Jajnabati Mahilary said there will be a hill tracking competition for both males and females in Baokhungri Hills which is open for all participants from across the country and beyond. The top three winners would be given Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 25,000 along with a certificate besides consolation prizes of Rs. 5,000 each to 20 best participants.

For indigenous sports there will be competitions on Bodo Khomlainai (Traditional wrestling), Ghila, Dongfang Bukunai and Daobo Aithing, she said adding that the winners in Khomlainai would be given Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs.10,000, Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 25,000 for the winner and runners-up in Gila and Dongfang Bukunai respectively. She also said this year the cycling and half marathon race would be conducted besides showcasing of paragliding expedition from Dangdufur hill to the festival venue.

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