Along with the rest of the state, the farmer families of Darrang district are also going to observe Kati Bihu on Saturday evening by lightening the traditional lamps on the paddy field, praying for a good harvest.
The Kati Bihu celebration in the flood-ravaged district will be a special one this year, as for the first time government is publicly organising the festival where Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal will be the chief guest.
According to an official report, the festival is scheduled to be celebrated ceremonially at Mangaldai Bamunpara paddy field on Saturday afternoon.
The district administration is thus preparing to illuminate the area altogether with one thousand earthen lamps by an equal number of women in traditional Assamese attire.
However, a large number of farmers’ families will pass the Kati Bihu depressingly before their barren farmlands, which were destroyed by the recent wave of floods.
It may be mentioned here that is the recent waves of floods in the district damaged 36,153-hectare area of farmland with a variety of crops.
As many as 42,324 families in 388 villages have been affected by the floods.