Hundreds of people of the Tai Ahom community paid tributes to their ancestors during the Me-Dam-Me-Phi festival that was celebrated across Lakhimpur district on Sunday.

The programme was centrally organized at Tyagkshetra in North Lakhimpur where it commenced with DaM Phi ceremony at 7 in the morning led by Dharmeswar Gogoi, ex-President Tai Cultural Research Centre along with Dimbeswar Chetia, Jiten Chetia and Sonaram Konwar.

People also paid their tributes to Swargadeow Chaolung Sukapha, the founder of Ahom kingdom in Assam during the occasion.

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Several prominent people also participated in an open session held on the occasion.

Lakhimpur superintendent of police Longnit Teron inaugurated a souvenir during the celebrations.

In Laluk, the Tai Ahom Yuva Parichad and All Tai Ahom Students Union organized Me Dam Phi celebrations centrally where a cultural procession was taken out. \

In Dhakuwakhona, Me-Dam-Me-Phi was celebrated with a two day programme that included various competitions for school children.

Farhana Ahmed

Farhana Ahmed is Northeast Now Correspondent in North Lakhimpur. She can be reached at: farhana.ahmed777@gmail.com