KOKRAJHAR, SEP 18: Amidst maintaining SOP guidelines for COVID-19 Pandemic situation, Adivashi peoples celebrated the Karam Puja festival ( harvesting festival) which is popularly known as Karam Puja festival in the state of Assam and have offered their prayer worship to Karam Devota (Karam God) for vanishing Corona virus to get rid from the deadliest COVID-19 among the common masses.
Maintaining strict SOP guidelines of the COVID-19 protocol,the Adivashi community and Lalmati anchalik committee of All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA) organised the 22nd Karam Festival at Kokrajhar Tea Estate playground with a befiting programme scheduled on Friday evening in Kokrajhar district.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, peoples and devotees from Kokrajhar Tea Estate and its adjoining area took part in the Karam Puja festival and offered their prayer and worship for vanishing Coronavirus pandemic among the society.
Adivasi community belief on the Karam tree which is a faith festival on Agricultural aspects on the last day of Bhadra month (third week of the September month) and celebrating the Karam festival every year in September month.
On the occasion, young girl and women of Adivashis performed traditional Karam zumur dance with singing Karam song to mark the festival celebration and prayed to the almighty Karam King(Karam Raja).
Notably, state government declared state holiday today on the occasion of Karam Puja across the state.
Convenor of Adivashi National Convection Committee Birshing Munda, president of Adivashi Seva Samiti Boyal Hembrom, AASAA president Stephen Lakra attended the occasion as guests.
Munda said that the Karam festival is a harvesting festival of Adivashi community on Agricultural aspects where peoples apart from old,young,men and women thronging to offer their prayer and worship to the Karam Devota.
“This festival is the highest cultural festival for Adivasi community across the state and helping hand in developing community cultural tradition”,he said.
However,he said that this time the Karam festival was celebrated in a simple programme due to COVID-19 Pandemic situation.
“We offered our prayer worship to the Karam Devota on the occasion to get rid from the influence of Coronavirus and make the peoples free from the unwanted situations across the world”, he added.
Lakra has extended sincere thanks to the state government for declaration of state holiday on the occasion of Karam Puja festival today across the state.