TANGLA: The pomp and gaiety that gripped people of the town during Durga Puja along with other parts of the country came to an end on Tuesday evening as the idols of the goddess of strength were immersed in water with traditional religious fervour. Amidst the sounds of hymns, drums and cymbals, the devotees visited different Puja mandaps of the town during the Puja days to seek divine blessings of Goddess Durga. The devotees, gripped in the festive mood of 42 Puja mandaps of the town, took out large processions in the evening on the way to Nonai and Naika –the two rivers of Tangla- for immersion. Throughout the Puja days, a large number of revellers thronged the town. The town literally turned into a sea of humanity as thousands of people on both sides of the roads lined to catch a glimpse of the trucks carrying the idols for immersion.
The Bhergaon subdivisional administration made special arrangement to facilitate the immersion ceremony smoothly. The immersion, which began from 5 pm, continued till 8 pm.
SIVASAGAR: The five-day Durga Puja festivities came to an end on Tuesday with the immersion of idols passing off peacefully. According to Sivasagar Police, 17 Durga idols were immersed in Thana Ghat without any untoward incident. The organisers proceeded with the idols at Thana Ghat of Dikhow River. Besides the district administration and police, personnel and volunteers from the civil defence and SDRF were also deployed to monitor the immersions.
People thronged the streets and Thana Ghat to pay their obeisance to the Goddess. Elaborate security arrangements were put in place by the Sivasagar Police to ensure security and maintain peace during the immersions.
The entire immersion process was supervised by Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner Dr MS Lakshmi Priya, Superintendent of Police Amitava Sinha, District Development Commissioner Nawab Al-Azhar Ali, Additional Deputy Commissioner Bidit Das, DIPRO Syeda Hasnahana among other officials of the district administration and police department. At the conclusion, the Deputy Commissioner expressed her gratitude to one and all for the smooth conduct of the immersion process. A ramp at the immersion site was earlier constructed at the initiative of Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa.
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