3 days Biju festival begins in Debipur
 

 

3 days Biju festival  begins  at  Debipur

By:Our Correspondent

Santirbazar,13  April,2017: Biju, the prime festival of  Chakma community  begins at Debipur Village of Bokafa RD Block. The 44th State Level Biju Festival was inaugurated by the Agriculture Minister Aghore Debbarma  at about 6.00 PM at the School Playground of Kaliprasad Para HS School of Debipur Village. In the programme delegates from Bangladesh, Assam and other sates of India participates. Among the other dignitaries present in the inaugural programme were Minister Manindra Reang,MLA Arun Kumar  Chakma,SDM  Santirbazar,Senior Information Officer,BDO Bokafa,DCM etc.

In his inaugural speech Mininster Aghore Debbarma said that such kind of festival increase the bond of fraternity between people of different community. SDM Santirbazar in her speech said that such kind of festival foster peace among all. After this various departmental stall were inaugurated. Bhaba Ckhakra and Ujal Tongi were also inaugurated by the Minister Manindra Reang.

'Biju' is the main cultural festival of Chakma PeopleIt is a festival of celebration, happiness and you know a celebration of fervor, spreads the message of brotherhood, amity and unity. Basically this is the new year of Chakma community.

People of Chakma Community in Tripura are found  normally in the Sub-Divisions of Kailashahar, Amarpur, Sabroom, Udaipur, Belonia and Kanchanpur. Ethnically, the Chakmas are Tibeto-Burman, and are thus closely related to tribes in the foothills of the Himalayas. Although the Chakmas are divided into several groups and sub-sections, no major difference is noticed in the manner and customs in different groups.

This festival will continue up to 15th April,2017. During this 3 days cultural festival various aspects of Chakma community will be highlighted through the medium of dance, song, sports.

 

Today the  inaugural programme was presided by MLA Arun Kumar Chakama.


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