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Fishing before feasting

If magh bihu comes can community fishing be far behind? From early in the morning people in several places across the state are landing in community fishing a few hours before the feasting festival. Armed with the various traditional weapons, people, mostly, living near the rivers and water bodies are engaged in fishing.

“It is our tradition of fishing on Uruka day. I have a good catch of fish half an hour after I landed in this water body. I need no longer to stay here,” Jiten Barman told Assam Times in Nalbari who joined the fishing early in the morning.

Tridip Das a local resident of Jalukbari area is equally happy after he caught a fish during the community fishing in deepor beel, a well known waterbody in the outskirt of Guwahati. “It will continue till this afternoon. We do it only on the uruka day and that’s all,” said Das.

Same enthusiasm grips Sonapur area where local residents in large number started community fishing from the wee hours for uruka feasting. Community fishing will end only in the afternoon. Feasting is taking place in the evening.        

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