[Assam] Rongali Bihu celebrations in Kuwait (The Assam Tribune.25.05.2007)

Buljit Buragohain buluassam at yahoo.co.in
Fri May 25 18:16:59 PDT 2007

  Rongali Bihu celebrations in Kuwait
 GUWAHATI, May 24 – The Assamese community of Kuwait celebrated Rongali Bihu in Kuwait city on April 13 with a day-long programme. The morning event was organised at the Al-Fintas Park, where the Assamese families gathered for outdoor fun and games activities. The members were welcomed with a plateful of different varieties of pithas and other snacks prepared by the ladies.

The attraction of the morning was the innovative games devised by Santana and Sanjay Baruah. The children played the three-legged and potato-on-spoon races, the memory game, etc. There were lots of gifts for all the children and everyone returned a winner. The ladies raced and played the tekeli bhanga competition.

There were many winners in the tekeli bhanga competition, as the members and children cheered and guided the blindfolded ladies to the target.

The venue of the second part of the Rongali Bihu celebration in Kuwait was Caesars restaurant in Fahaheel. The programme started at 7.30 pm with lighting of the inaugural lamp by president of the Bihu Celebration Committee Mukut Narayan Debchoudhury and secretary Anup Bora which was followed by the president’s speech. Biresh Khaund took centre stage and set the programme of events rolling. 

The opening event of the programme was the chorus Srimoyee Asomir sung by ladies which, set the tone for the rest of the evening. The ladies again displayed their talent as they put up a scintillating performance of group bihu dance. This team of ladies comprised Santana Baruah, Mousumi Sharma, Masum Rajkhowa, Jeeta Khaund, Parimita Bora, Pranami Bhattacharya, Nilakshi Bora, Mamoni Gogoi and Bharati Sharma. The rendering of Assamese and Hindi solo songs by Anulupa Baruah, Mousumi Sharma and Aghore Bhattacharya accompanied by Shyamal Baruah and Abhijit Sharma on keyboard and guitar respectively kept the audience spellbound.

Bharati Sharma read out her Assamese composition relating the love and affection of one’s mother and the motherland.

The children amply demonstrated their talents by performing recitation, bihu dance, dancing to classical and modern songs, singing and playing instrumental music. Kimkim, Sneha, Juhi, Jubi, Mamta, Lira, Ronit, Arnab, Rimon, Rizwan, Kiki, Runjun, Ruhi, Prachi, Ainish, Khushi and Upasana put up their best performances and it was a treat to watch them perform. This was stated in a press release.


  (The Assam Tribune.25.05.2007)
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