People celebrate Bhogali Bihu with gusto


People across Assam celebrated Bhogali or Magh Bihu with gusto and traditional gaiety. After the Uruka feast yesterday night (Jan 14), people lit ‘meji’s — the traditional hut-like bonfire made with wood and stray – and prayed for peace and wellbeing of their families and loved ones besides thanking the almight for a bountiful harvest.

People had community breakfasts with Bihu delicacies like laru-pitha, doi-sira besides paying visits to friends, relatives and near and dear ones.

Meanwhile President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Finance, Health and PWD Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma along with other political leaders also wished the people on the occasion of Bhogali Bihu.

Traditional games and sports were also organized at various places as part of Bhogali Bihu festivities.