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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

People throng Ranghar, the seat of Ahom dynasty

TNN | Jan 17, 2012, 01.08AM IST

JORHAT: A traditional buffalo fight was held on the historic Ranghar bakori premises in Sivasagar on Monday. The day-long pragramme was organized by All Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad. A cultural function was also held on the occasion.

Inaugurating the competition, speaker Pranab Gogoi said, "This will help to unite our nation irrespective of caste, community and religion. I feel very proud to get the opportunity to inaugurate such an event at a historic place like Ranghar bakori. The buffalo fight is a very rich tradition of our culture and we should keep it alive," he added.

Bihar governor Debananda Konwar, who attended the programme as the chief guest, said, "Today, after witnessing the event, I thought about the remarkable chapters of the Ahom dynasty in Assam. The Ahom rulers organized this festival to keep our national heritage alive and to create brotherhood among us. So, we sould follow all these only for the prosperity of our culture and tradition."

Parishad president Hemanta Changmai said, "We have organized this traditional buffallo fight at the historic Ranghar bakori for the second time in a row. We selected this venue as the Ranghar was originally used by the Ahom kings to enjoy this kind of games, dances and other merryment. So, we think our efforts will get another mileage to keep our culture and tradition alive in the days to come." He added they have already decided to continue with their efforts in future.

On the other hand, the Assamese people on Monday organized "din bhaona" (day drama) at Nausolia gaon and Teok in Jorhat district on the occasion of Magh Bihu.

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