JAGIROAD: The traditional Jonbeel Mela with unique barter will be held from Thursday for three days at Jonbeel Pathar near Jagiroad.
The traditional Gova Raja Deep Singh Deoraja will visit the mela venue on January 21 and will attend a community feast with the hills and plains tribes. The traditional barter among the hills and plains tribe with exchange of their indigenous food products will take place from the morning of January 22. During the barter, no hard coins will be used and only traditional exchange will take place which will reflect the rich heritage of the Tiwa culture. The Gova Raja rajdarbar on the same day will be attended by 18 traditional Tiwa kings of Gova kingdom.
Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal will grace the occasion as the chief guest and will distribute the rajbhatta to the traditional kings. The session will also be attended by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and local MLA PiyushHazarika, Morigaon MLA RamakantaDeuri, Tiwa Autonomous Council chief JibanKonwar and other dignitaries.
The Gova Raja rajdarbar council will collect token tax from the vendors on January 23. The secretary of the mela celebration committee, Jur Singh Bordoloi said that COVID-19 protocol would be strictly followed during the mela.
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