TANGLA: People from all walks of life, irrespective of caste, community and religion, joined in unison to celebrate Holi -the festival of colours -with gusto in different parts of Udalguri on Monday.
The election campaigns could not hinder the spirit of the revelers and community celebrations also marked the occasion in Tangla and Udalguri were faithfuls took out a procession. Holi revelers, especially youths, were seen on the roads and streets in large numbers, lending a carefree ambience to the celebrations. Young children, with their dresses smeared and drenched in Holi colours, splashing water balloons at each other presented a lovely picture. "Holi is a shared colourful heritage and spirited carnival of Indians, irrespective of faiths," said Rashik Khan, a school student smeared in Holi colours. "Colours bring so much joy, may the cheer of colours always remain in our life," said another college student, Khanjan Kachari.
DEMOW: Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated with pomp and gaiety in Demow and its surrounding areas on Monday. People offered abir, a dye powder of God, on Sunday. People played with the abir and other colours. Children played with water guns and colours. The Doul Utsav was organized in Sri Sri Krishna Garakhiya Mandir in Dhaimao Pukhuri Par, Kokilamari Tengapani on Sunday and Monday. On Sunday night, people from various places went to the Garakhiya Mandir near Demow and offered prayers by lighting earthen lamps in Garakhiya Mandir. In Garakhiya Mandir, puja and naam kirtan were organized during the Doul Utsav.
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