As part of the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, celebrating India’s 75 Years of India’s Independence, NTPC Bongaigaon in Assam organized a two-day Northeast Festival depicting the rich ethnic heritage of the region starting from December 11-12, 2021.
The two-day festival was inaugurated by Pramod Boro, Chief Executive Member (CEM), Bodoland Territorial Region BTR) in presence of Subrata Mandal, GM (O&M), T. Ravinder GM(O&M), Umesh Singh, GM (FM & Maintenance) and DP Patra, GM ( Operations).
Amitava Saha, GM (Safety), AK Chawla, AGM(HR), Shashi Shekhar, AGM(HR) and senior officials of the station were also present.
Pramod Boro while inaugurating the programme, thanked NTPC for organising such an event that depicts the cultural ethnicity of the region.
Pramod Boro said, “The Northeast is full of vibrancy, colour and the traditions of the region depict its plurality of Indian culture.”
Boro remembered the freedom fighters who helped us achieve this day of progressive India.
Boro visited the handicraft stalls and the food stalls which reflected the flavour of the region and appreciated the MSME vendors for preserving the Northeast roots.
A Bodo Kavi Sammelan from participants of four districts of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) including Chirang, Baabsksa, Udalguri and Kokrajhar was also organised on the occasion to celebrate the occasion.
Pramod Boro said, “NTPC’s efforts of inviting 11 poets under one roof and all poets sharing their rich imagination really speaks volumes on the culture of Northeast India.”
Later, all the poets were felicitated with a citation of appreciation from the NTPC side.
Earlier, Subrata Mandal, ED, NTPC Bongaigaon while welcoming the dignitaries spoke on how NTPC is lighting millions of lives and how the company cherishes the festival of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav across its various power stations.
The first-day programme reflected the colourful cultural extravaganza of Assam dance forms, ethinc fashion show and folk orchestra of the region which was enjoyed by the local community of Kokrakjar and Bodoland Territorial Region.