KOKRAJHAR: Uttar Pradesh's Yagendra Kumar (men's) of Uttar Pradesh awarded first prize and Shameli Singh of Raniganj, West Bengal got first prize(ladies) in the Hills Trekking race competition being organized in connection with the ongoing 6th Baukhungri festival in Kokrajhar on Thursday.
The Baukhungri festival entered second day on Thursday which saw huge thronging on the day with different colourful programme scheduled.
Nearly 100 participants participated from different states of the country, apart
from Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Nagaland, Tripura, Manipur, Orrisa and districts of Assam state in the Hills Trekking competition being organized in connection with the Baukhungri festival along the Baukhungri Hills, which has been organised by BTC administration to explore tourism aspects in the state.
Commanding Officer of the 12th Battalion Shik Light infantry GG Guddu flagged off the Hills Trekking at Harinaguri High School which climbed the Baukhungri Hills(measuring height is 1491 feets from sea level). Yagendra completed his trekking by 39.02 minutes in men's category which awarded first prize followed Bijay Deka of Kamrup rural in 39.14 minutes and Dela Sarkar of Dhupguri of West Bengal were adjust second and third prizes respectively in the men's category competition.
In ladies category,West Bengal's Shameli Singh was scripted first,who completed her trekking in 46.51minutes,Deepali Chutia of Golaghat spotted second in 47.07 minutes and Matwara Ahmed of Boko Kamrup rural got third prize completed her target in 50.19 minutes respectively.
The winners are to be awarded cash one lakh (first ),fifty thousand (second) and 25,000 (third) respectively.
In the festival, indigenous games like Komlainai (Bodo wrestling) for both boy and girls category, Cock fighting games are also organized to marked the celebration.
Games and cultural programmes have created huge amusement among gathering participants in the festival.
Meanwhile, BTC education department ceremonially distributed incentives among the 192 meritorious students from four districts of the council are so, who are pursuing higher studies in various educational institutions across the country, apart from IIT, IIM, UPSC,PhD scholar, top in the HSLC, HS and distributed Scooties among BPL brilliant girl students who are studying in TDC courses.
BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary attended the programme as chief guest and ceremonially distributed among the students. Among others, BTC executive members Doneswar Goyary, Ansumwi Khunggur Boro, Education director RS Borgoyary,BTC principal secretary BC Phukan were prominent attendees on the occasion.
Borgoyary told that the BTC administration was working to the uplift of human resources as well social integration in the region making healthy environment among all sections of society. He has urged the citizens of the region to dedicate for building healthy living society as well development.
GG Guddu, army CO and Janjabati Basumatary, sports officer in BTC told that the sports events are being organized to create sporting environment in the region. They expressed their hope that the sports event will be encouraged about sporting among budding sports personalities.