KOKRAJHAR, APRIL 11: Preparations have so far completed today to hold 9th Baokhungri Festival which has been beginning from April 12 with three-days colourful programme scheduled at Harinaguri, 10km east of Kokrajhar town along the Baokhungri Hill in Kokrajhar district.
Necessary arrangements and deployments as well decorations are made at the festival venue. The venue has been look decorated with beautiful designs besides stalls for indigenous food are also installed in the festival.
A multi-community cultural demonstration has also been organised in the festival. The Baokhungri festival is the biggest festival in Bodoland Territorial Region which has been organised by Tourism department of Bodoland Territorial Region.
The festival has been organised to mark the last day of Choitra month (April 14) as the Bodos traditionally celebrate the festival as Baokhungri Hajw Gakhwnai (climbing of Baokhungri Hill).
The festival will be starting with flag hoisting of the festival by 9 am in the morning followed by ceremonially flagging off the festival on Tuesday in the morning followed various programmes in the festival, apart from adventure sports like indigenous games like Khomlainai (Bodo wrestling), cock-fighting, traditional cuisine, Hill trekking and Cycling competition etc are attractive events of the festival.
Cultural troupe and stalls from the region as well neighbouring states have so far arrived in Kokrajhar to participate in the festival.
BTR CEM Pramod Boro will guest as chief guest on the inaugural day of the festival on Tuesday morning.
‘Over lakh peoples are expected to be participated in the three-day festival programme scheduled where different programmes are to be organised’, said Dharma Narayan Das, BTC executive member.
He said that the Baokhungri festival is a biggest of Bodoland region, especially on the eve of Bwisagu where peoples from all walks of life participates with great enthusiastic moment.
‘The Baokhungri, itself have a historical based on its beautiful scene sustaining with natural look.The festival has been organising every year by BTC Tourism department to explore the tourism as well event step among the society’, he said.
Secretary of BTC, Naren Chandra Basumatary told that festival is starting from Tuesday with attractive programmes at the Harinaguri.He said that the Baokhungri festival is regarded as a biggest festival in Bodoland Territorial Region districts of the state.