TANGLA: The Coronavirus scare could not dampen the festive spirit of Holi in Udalguri district as 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 Tuesday. Holi revellers, especially youths, came out on the streets and took part in the celebration. Young children with their dresses smeared and drenched in Holi colours presented a lovely picture.
“Holi is a colourful heritage and spirited carnival of Indians,” said Dulal Rabha, a teenager smeared in Holi colours. “Colours bring so much joy, may the cheer of colours always remain in our life,” said another teenager, Dibyojyoti Medhi.
The colours of the festival generated an ambience of goodwill and people participated in different functions that were held on the occasion. The citizens celebrated Holi with great enthusiasm and gaiety and joined friends and family members.
DEMOW: Holi, the festival of colours, was celebrated in Demow and its surrounding areas on Tuesday. However, the purnima of Holi was on Monday and on that day people offered abir, a dye powder, to God. On Tuesday, people played with the abir and other colours in Demow and its surrounding areas. The Doul Utsav was organized in Sri Sri Krishna Garakhiya Mandir near Demow on Monday. On Monday night, peoples from various places went to the Garakhiya Mandir to offer prayers by lighting earthen lamps.
In the Garakhiya Mandir, puja and naam kirtan were organized during Doul Utsav. However, the sale of abir and other colours was less compared to previous years due to the Coronavirus scare.
TINSUKIA: Dol Jatra, the festival of colours, was observed in Tinsukia with pomp and gusto. Two leading cultural organizations- Nrityanjali Dance Academy and Ankon Manjuri -brought out a colourful cultural procession that started from Tambulbari Piyali Phukan Field and ended at Durgabari. All along the route, the troupe led by Reshmi Paul, Sumit Paul and Pranil Sarma performed dol nritya while sprinkling colours.