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Bihu symbolises spirit of integrity, brotherhood and camaraderie among all: Assam Governor
On the occasion of week-long Magh Bihu, Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit greeted the people of the state saying the festival symbolised the 'spirit of integrity, brotherhood and camaraderie among all irrespective of caste, creed, religion or language which epitomised the highest example of unity amid diversity'.

Calling Bihu, a festival of feasting and an expression of love and mutual respect, he urged people to give up their ill feelings and strengthen the bond of unity through love and mutual reverence.

On January 14, the Mejis or Bela Ghars are set ablaze at dawn with chanting of prayers for harvest for the next year to be bountiful once again.

Here is my acrostic on MAGH BIHU.

M: Month of 'Magh' has the Bihu celebration

A: Assamese harvest festival

G: God of Fire is worshipped

H: Holding the feast with 'jolpan' and 'pitha' which are local sweets and snacks

B: 'Bhela Ghar' is raised temporarily for staying near the fire lighting site or 'Meji' and for feasting

I: Indulgence in eating and enjoying

H: 'Hiloi' bamboo crackers are used for festivity

U: Out-goes the winter with celebration of Magh or Bhogali Bihu

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