GUWAHATI: Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) released a new textbook on Bihu at its office in Guwahati on Wednesday. The new textbook titled ‘Asomor Bihu Utsav’ has been introduced to raise awareness and knowledge among the students about the culture and tradition associated with the festival of Bihu.
Noted scholar Dr. Hemanta Kumar Barua released the book at a meeting which was presided over by AHSEC secretary Dr. Ramesh Chandra Chutia.
The higher secondary first year students (HS) of current year will be able to opt this paper as an elective subject. The subject will carry total 100 marks—30 in theories, 70 in practical exams.
Assam Agricultural University extension officer Dr. Pradip Neog, writer Ismail Hossain, Bihu experts Pabitra Phukan, Hem Gogoi, Ranjit Gogoi, Dr. Amarendra Gogoi, Prabin Kumar Saikia and Somnath Bora also attended the meeting.