PHELANGPI, Jan 06: Like the rest of Karbi tribe in different parts of the state, villagers of Rikangmihom No. 2, Sarsing Engti Arong and Prilu Arong in West Karbi Anglong too celebrated the Rongker ritual amid much gaiety and endeavor yesterday.
At Prilu Arong, the event started since January 1 where villagers enjoyed themselves by organizing various sports events and traditional events like traditional dances, songs etc upto January 4 and conducted Rongker ritual on January 5. Rongker event at the village was attended by UPDS chairman Longsodar Senar as chief guest who inaugurated cultural night event in the evening. Several dignitaries who include Kapili VDC chairman HOnsing Terang, lecturer of Kopili college Hem Chandra Timung, president of Kheroni Karbi Lammet Amei branch Ramsing Kathar, Kheroni Press Club president Mohan Kathar and others too attended the event.
Both the villages celebrated Rongker at their respective villages seeking the deities’ blessings for good health and bountiful harvest all through the year. The ritual was followed by a community feast.