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Assamese celebrate three-day Bohag Bihu festival, PM Modi greets people
Assamese people are celebrating their three-day spring and harvest festival of Bohag Bihu that also marks their New Year, from April 13 to 15, which is the most important festival for them.

The three days Rongali or Bohag Bihu are known as Manuh or Rati Bihu; Gambori or Chot Bihu. Garur or Goru Bihu.  Garur Bihu is earmarked for highlighting the importance of cows in life of farmers and people at large.

In various Assamese villages, on April 13, the festivities were performed under a tree or in an open field illuminated by burning torches with music produced by buffalo hornpipe and split bamboo musical instrument. On April 14, the day was dedicated to dancing and singing in which young girls and boys took part with great fervour.

Today, the reverence of livestock and cows is going to be shown by bringing them water bodies like a pond or a river and to wash them with herbs. On this day the festival that marks the celebration of Assamese New Year and harvest season ends.

In Delhi, the local unit of All Assamese Students Association (AASA) also put a cultural event called 'Bohagi Utsav' depicting the fervour of the festival, it is learned.

Prime Minister Narender Modi, in his message said, "Bohag Bihu wishes to my Assamese sisters and brothers. A festival characterised by energy and enthusiasm, may this auspicious day bring happiness and good health in our society."

Assam Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi in a released message said, "Let this Bihu which marks the advent of Assamese New Year be a harbinger of a new dawn of warm and harmonious relationship and peace, prosperity and progress in the State."

He added, "Let this Rongali Bihu and the Assamese New Year be a reason for the people of Assam to take a pledge for a 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Swachh Assam'."

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