BOKAJAN, Feb 02: Like every year, Karbi New Year was also celebrated at Bormanthi playground with great enthusiasm and colourful events.
The New Year programme was held at Bormanthi playground and was organized jointly by Bormanthi, Rongkangthir, Rintithe, Rongmarjong and Sot Recho village.
The programme commenced at 9 in the morning and was chaired by reception committee president Khorsing Terang. The programme began with paying homage to departed souls led by Goren Bey.
During the event, the newly completed Bormanthi open stage was inaugurated at the hands of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chairman Longki Timung.
A public meeting held on the occasion of the Karbi new year was presided over by Khorsing Terang and the guests introduced by secretary Horen Engti we’re given warm felicitation with Karbi poho. Noted guests who accompanied KAAC chairman include Baburam Bey, Babu Engti, Philip Teron, Barim Engti, Borsing Bey, Khatkhati CRPF group centre CO Kamal Sisudia and Anand Killing.
During the programme youths of the area enthralled the crowd with Ritnong Chingdi (Karbi traditional dance). In addition to this, traditional sports competition like Kengdongdang kekat, Bapthali ke-ap, painting, poetry writing and sonsu kachingdoi were held for the youths and young children.
The New Year celebration programme continued in the evening with prize distribution to winners of various events and competition at the hands of Borjan VDC chairman Khrist Rongphar. The New Year celebration programme was concluded with cultural programme.