KOKRAJHAR, DEC 13: The North East Festival of National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Bongaigaon Salakati was concluded on Sunday with two-day programme scheduled at NTPC Bongaigaon Salakati stadium in Kokrajhar district.
The NTPC Bongaigaon as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, celebrating India’s 75-years of India’s independence organized the festival depicting the rich ethnic heritage of the region that attracted peoples gathered during the festival where ethnic food festival, cultural showcase, handcraft, fashion show with traditional attire etc was also organised to mark the event.
A Bodo Kavi Sammelan where poetsfrom four districts of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR)-Chirang, Baksa, Udalguri and Kokrajhar participated and presented recitation of their self composed poems that was also organised on the occasion to celebrate the festival.
The two-day festival waa being inaugurated by Pramod Boro, chief executive member, Bodoland Territorial Region in presence of Subrata Mandal, GM (O&M), T.Ravinder, GM(O&M), Umesh Singh, GM (FM & Maintenance), D.P Patra, GM( Operations), Amitava Saha, GM (Safety), A.K. Chawla, AGM(HR), Shashi Shekhar, AGM(HR) and senior officials of the station.
Boro while inaugurating the event thanked NTPC authority for organising such a programme which depicts the cultural ethnicity of the region.
He said the North East is full of vibrancy,colour and the traditions of the region depicts its plurality of Indian culture. Boro has remembered the freedom fighters who helped us achieve this day of progressive India.
Boro visited the handicraft stalls and the food stalls which reflected the flavour of the region and appreciated the MSME vendors for preserving the north east roots
He said that NTPC’s efforts of inviting 11 poets under one roof and all poets sharing their rich imagination really speaks volumes on the culture of North East. Later all the poets were felicitated with a citation of appreciation from NTPC authority.
Earlier Subrata Mandal, executive director of NTPC Bongaigaon welcoming the dignitaries spoke on how NTPC is lighting millions of lives and how the company cherishes the festival of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav across its various power stations.
The programme reflected the colourful cultural extravaganza of Assam dance forms, ethnic fashion show and folk orchestra of the region which was enjoyed by the local community of Kokrakjar and Bodoland Territorial Region.