SIVASAGAR: Along with rest of the State, Me-Dam-Me-Phi, the auspicious festival of Tai Ahom community, was also celebrated in Sivasagar to offer tributes to the Ahom ancestors. People of all sections participated in the rituals in different places where Me-Dam-Me-Phi was organized.
At Boarding Field, Me-Dam-Me-Phi was observed with two-day programme from January 30 under the aegis of Brihattar Rongpur Me-Dam-Me-Phi Udjapan Sivasagar.
The first day’s programme kicked off with flag hoisting by the president of the organizing committee Ranjit Borgohain, followed by Maidam Tarpan by working president Chandan Phukan, and various other programmes which include cultural programmes highlighting the diverse culture of different tribes and races of the Northeast, showcasing of Traditional games and sports, exhibition of ethnic foods and local delicacies with ethnic food stalls and vocal performance by renowned artistes in the evening.
On Friday, obeisance to the anchestors of Tai race were paid followed by an open session where former Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, Xatradhikar of Sri Sri Auniati Xatra Dr Pitambar Dev Goswami, Former Nagaland chief minister SC Jamir and several other personalities of different fields also attended the Me-Dam-Me-Phi celebration.
JORHAT: Me Dam Me phi was celebrated with full pomp and gaiety at various places in Jorhat district, said Bijoy Baruah, a member from Taisab here on Friday. Earlier in the morning, a colourful cultural procession reached the historic Rajamaidam (king’s tomb) where ceremonial rituals was held by paying tribute to the forefathers and the great kings of Ahom kingdom. Moreover open session was also held at various Tai organisations that was followed with talks from invited guests from various places who also lauded the role of Ahom rulers and leaders.
Dibrugarh: The 14th annual Me-Dam-Me-Phi was organized by Dibrugarh Greater Milan Nagar Me- Dam-Me-Phi Celebration Committee. An open session, presided over by Chau Debojyoti Chetia, was also held. Honoured guests for the occasion were Chao Bhupen Paniphukan, Chao Atul Borgohain, Chao Stephen Morey, ManNang Nilima Borgohain and Mannang Dibyakumari Borgohain. Appointed speaker was Manchow Uttam Dowerah. Souvenir’s name was Banteen, which was formally released by Manchao Suresh Gogoi. Chao Nirmal Baruah was felicitated on the occasion. Vote of Thanks was offered by Chao Diganta Phukan.
Dibrugarh Tai Shiksha and Sanskritik Kendra also observed the day in a befitting manner at Me Dam Me Phi Sukaphanagar, Kodomoni. The President of the Kendra, Chao Tarun Gogoi hoisted the flag. Discussion meeting was also held on the occasion. Traditional ceremony marked with ancestral worship was also held.
DEMOW: Under the patronage of Demow Ahom Samaj, Me-Dam-Me-Phi was celebrated in Demow Public Playground on January 30 and January 31 for two days. On Thursday, the programme started with Phuralung Puja in Demow Public Playground. On Friday morning, the Maidam Tarpan was offered and after that the drawing and essay competitions were organized among the students of the local schools. The Dam Phi Puja began with the rituals and after that the prize distribution ceremony was held where the winners of the drawing and essay competitions were given prizes and then a community feast was organized.