Guwahati gears up to say sayonara to 2017. The Gateway to the Northeast, as every Guwahatian feels proud to use the term, witnessed a heavy rush of people on Sunday to welcome the New Year. Every Guwahatian is busy in last minute frenzied buying to kick-start the December 31 night.
In almost every locality and housing societies in Guwahati people are seen busy arranging feast and bonfire to welcome the New Year in their quintessential ways.
Of course the list in the menu varies from Assamese signature dish ‘Masor Tenga to varieties of meats and other traditional dishes. ‘Masor Tenga’ is a fish curry usually prepared with sour ingredients. Among others, of course ‘Hahor Mangso’ or the duck meat appears to be the favourite.
Many hotels and restaurants in the city have also made elaborate arrangements for New Year celebration. Live music, DJ programmes, mouthwatering cuisines are arranged to have the fun-filled experience of New Year’s eve.
DJ nights will be held on the New Year’s eve, churning out foot tapping numbers. Many hotels have decided to bring DJs from Mumbai to set the dance floor rock with the beat of music.
Meanwhile, Kamrup (metro) district administration has set up three teams to monitor the celebrations to be held in Guwahati tonight on New Year’s eve. Bar and restaurant owners have also met and held discussions with deputy commissioner M Angamuthu on Saturday. They have been asked to install CCTV cameras and take all other necessary steps to prevent any untoward incident in the city.