KOKRAJHAR, APRIL 13: The second day of the ongoing Baokhungri Festival, 2022 being held at Harinaguri of Kokrajhar district was started with cycling and hills trekking competitions (both the male and women categories) have gathered huge crowd where competitors from different parts of the country participated and showcased their sporting talents which was started from Harinaguri playground.
Dulu Sarkar of West Bengal, Bijay Deka of Assam and Riwaz Chettri of West Bengal bagged the first prize of Rs 1 lakh, second prize of Rs 50 thousand and third prize of Rs 25 thousand respectively.
In the female category, Glorify Kurbah of Assam won first prize of Rs 1 lakh, Lili Phangchopi of Assam won second prize of Rs 50 thousand and Shyamali Singha of Assam won third prize of Rs 25 thousand.
A total of 204 boys and 71 girls were participated in the trekking competition.
In the cycling competitions, Tendon Michael Terang, Safiqual Islam and Raikom Inti for boys and Nabajyati Basumatary, Bornali Barman and Ratnamala Sarma for girls won the first, second and third prizes respectively.
As announced, the first position holder will be awarded with Rs 25 thousand, Rs 15 thousand for second prize and Rs 10 thousand for third prize for both the boys and girls categories.
As well, Bijay Deka won the first prize of Rs 25 thousand, Dulu Sarkar won second prize of Rs 15 thousand and Rabin Das won the third prize of Rs10 thousand in the men’s half marathon race and Rekhamoni Saikia, Matawara Ahmed and Razina Parbin won the first prize of Rs 25 thousand, second prize of Rs 15 thousand and Rs 10 thousand respectively in the women’s half marathon race held on Tuesday.
Earlier, Secretary of Bodoland Territorial Council, Naren Chandra Basumatary flagged off the cycling competitions and hills trekking competition in the presence of Dithakananda Hazarika, Secretary, BTC, Council Head of Department of Sports Department Jajnabati Mahilary and other dignitaries.
On the second day of the festival,a huge visitor and festival lovers are thronging the event and enjoyed festivity fervours that attracted ethnic food, traditional cuisines in the stalls and cultural activities which are carried out in the festival.
The festival has been regarded as a biggest festival in Bodoland region as well in the lower Assam districts.
The Komlainai (indigenous game) game has created sporting amusements in the festival that was organised in connection with the festivity fervours.
Participants from several districts of the state participated and showcased their sporting talents.
BTR CEM Pramod Boro is attending as chief guest on the concluding day of the Baokhungri Festival on Thursday.
A mass hills trekking event has been carrying on Thursday morning to mark the last day of Choitra month where lakh of people are expected to be part in the hills trekking.