Skip to content Skip to navigation

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.        

Add new comment

Random Stories

Panel for indigenous rights to visit Hills districts

9 Sep 2017 - 6:26am | AT News
The Committee constituted by the government in connection with ensuring protection of land rights of indigenous people will meet the stakeholders of Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao Districts on ...

Helpline for women in Kokrajhar

9 Oct 2017 - 8:34am | AT Kokrajhar Bureau
Paving way to work women's safety and protection, Kokrajhar district Police inaugurated a women help desk at Bagribari PS and Rupshi outpost on Sunday in Kokrajhar district. The help desk was...

Kin of first martyr of Assam movement stands against bill

8 Dec 2019 - 10:24pm | Shajid Khan
The family members of the first martyr of the Assam Movement,Khargeswar Talukdar in run up of the December 10 which is observed as Swahid Diwas (Martyrs’ Day) in Assam to commemorate the death...