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Continuing pomp and gaiety

GUWAHATI: Assam continues to soak in the joy of Rongali Bihu celebrations across the state for the second consecutive day with traditional pomp and gaiety.

Folks in the rural areas have been performing door to door huchoris wishing every household a prosperous new Assamese calendar year which begins on Sunday.

In the urban areas Bihu functions showcasing colourful heritage are lined up from morning to midnight providing platforms for both young and old artists alike.

Prominent artists are pulling hugs crowds in the urban areas where Bihu functions are holding for three or four days defying an inclement weather  in some areas.

These include Zubeen Garg, Jitul Sonowal, SANGITA Kakoty, Bipin Chaowdang, KHAGEN Gogoi who mesmerized the people where ever they perform.

From early in the morning on Sunday people of all ages in many places are waiting in serpentine queue in front of the temples to offer pujas to the Almighty in quest if divide blessings in the new Assamese calendar year.

Apart from huchori competitions, the Bihu functions, mostly, are organizing traditional games, drawing and quiz competitions to mark the occasion.

Assam governor Jagdish Mukhi, chief minister Sarbanabda Sonowal, Opposition leader Debobrata Saikia, former chief ministers Tarun Gogoi, PK Mahanta, BJP president Ranjit Das have wished the people on the occasion.

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