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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Goddess Durga bade peaceful farewell at Silchar

SILCHAR, Sept 30 – The four-day-long Durga puja was celebrated in the town with conventional gaiety from September 25-28 last. The four days of prayer, adoration, and celebration concluded on the immersion ceremony. Altogether 232 Durga idols were immersed on the day of Vijaya Dashami.

The district administration declared navami and dashami as dry for the people and it somehow restricted youngsters from drinking on those days. The district and police administration played an important role in security arrangement and traffic management. Additional security forces were also deployed in the vulnerable areas of the town.

On the immersion day, seeing the youths dancing to the music of the latest songs it looked like as if they were mocking, at the calmness and holiness of the occasion. It was an obvious contrast to tradition and religious culture to watch how youngsters of various puja pandals took control of the processions to Sadarghat with the idols of the Goddess on trucks for immersion.

In Silchar town, many puja pandals attracted the people. The pandals were beautifully decorated with various themes showing traditional values. During puja Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, ex-Union Minister SM Dev, MLA Bithika Dev, MLA Rumi Nath and other dignitaries were also present on the entire occasion and visited many puja pandals. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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