5th Rongali : Celebration of Assam and North-Eastern states' culture and art

April 5, 2019 , Guwahati :

 Bihu Husori : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati  on April 5, 2019
Bihu Husori : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati on April 5, 2019

Rongali carnival begins with much fanfare

o The fest aims to promote Rongali Bihu on the global tourism platform
o Some creative installations by late Nilotpal Das are on display
o Celebration of Assam and other North-Eastern states’ culture and art

Come to 5th edition of Rongali, you will see Husori is going on in front of an Assamese style house under a real big tree on the bank of river Brahmaputra. With the venue decorated as Rongalir Bakari a memorial on Abhi-Neel, the three-day Rongali festival inaugurated here to celebrate the cultural diversity of Assam and other North-Eastern states.

The ambience has been created by none other than Sangeet Natak Akademi awardee, art and crafts maestro Nuruddin Ahmed. The grand opening ceremony kick started with Alok Kumar, Chief Secretary of Assam, lighting the lamp at the Sonaram Field, Bharalumukh, Guwahati, along with other dignitaries from the state.

The daytime carnival saw folk dances from various states of North East — Nagaland warrior dance, Mizoram cheraw dance, Hojagiri dance from Tripura, Manipur dhol chalam, sword dance and Mishing dance Deshi community, Assam.

 Bihu Husori : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati  on April 5, 2019
Bihu Husori : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati on April 5, 2019

Besides dance, the evening saw an enchanting musical performance by various musical groups including Tejal Verma, Sunny and Ankur, Rap Box, Twin City, Anubhav the Actors Guild, DJ Brahmin FT Minimi & Basshole, Rain in Sahara and DJ Dee North East Waste Collective.

Chief organiser of the event Shyamkanu Mahanta said the main aim of organising this festival is to promote Rongali or Bohag Bihu on the global tourism platform.

 Hojagiri Dance of Tripura : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati  on April 5, 2019
Hojagiri Dance of Tripura : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati on April 5, 2019

“We are very happy to organise this festival for five years in a row. This is one of the biggest cultural festivals of Assam and Northeast. Through this festival we want to promote Rongali Bihu on the global tourism platform. Like every state has a major festival to attract tourist footfall, even we want to make Rongali Bihu one such major celebrations.” said Mahanta.

This time in Bihu Husori competition, 15 top Bihu Husori team across the state will participate and showcase some spectacular dance. The winning group will be awarded with a whopping cash price of Rs 1 Lakh.

“This time we are organising a competition and it’s going to be very tough for the participants as well as the judges because all the contestants are quite popular ones,” said Dr Prasanna Gogoi, Bihu Guru, who has been also be judging the three day contest.

  Manipuri Dhol Cholom  : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati  on April 5, 2019
Manipuri Dhol Cholom : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati on April 5, 2019

The festival also paid tribute to Abhijeet Nath and his friend Nilotpal Das, who were lynched in Assam's Karbi Anglong district when they had gone there last year to capture the sounds of nature.

The festival has created a creative zone dedicated to Abhi-Neel, where some of Nilotpal’s last installations are also on display. Lots of groups performed conscious music and drama to create awareness against lynching and superstition.

 Naga Warrior Dance : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati  on April 5, 2019
Naga Warrior Dance : 5th Rongali at Bharalumukh, Guwahati on April 5, 2019

About Rongali

Rongali is a community initiative of hoteliers and tour operators of the region and is driven by Trend MMS, the organizer of famous North East Festival, Delhi and North East India Festival, Bangkok, along with the support from Tourism and Cultural Affairs Deptt, Government of Assam.

* This Press Release was sent to by Anuj Kumar Boruah who can be contacted at anuj(AT)youngmonk(DOT)in
This Press Release was posted on April 07 2019

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.

  • Meekap Thokpa Numit #2 : Gallery
  • Areinu, Chaohongba :: eMing
  • Cheirao-chingkaba [April 14] : Gallery
  • Governor's speech at Khongjom Day 2019
  • Gossiping :: Poem
  • Traditional warfare technique of NE native #2
  • Weak monsoon concern for farmers
  • Rag tag bunch of desperadoes
  • A thought on Khongjom Day
  • Khomlen Manglanda - A Play #1 : Gallery
  • Khongjom Numit: Commemoration
  • Licypriya Kangujam to address UN
  • Wu Cheng'en at Yuntai Mountain :: Review
  • Cleaning up Maram Bazar on Earth Day
  • Take action for mother earth
  • In between now and May 23
  • Challenges in Journalism
  • Shivaratri Shopping List #2 : Gallery
  • Pherzawl - a dying District! ?
  • Indo-Naga & other peace talks #2
  • Spotted Deer - Living with Natural Habitat
  • Northeast Fiesta at Jalandhar : Report
  • Environmental Sciences as career option
  • Serou: A microcosm of mosaic Manipur
  • 3 North East States to get DNA Testing
  • Protest against SC verdict on adultery
  • Mirabai misses bronze by a whisker
  • Post poll scenario in Manipur
  • Tributes to PLA killed #2 : Gallery
  • Romance of insurgency in 1970s #1
  • Earth Day 2019
  • Easter is a Day of Hope for all ...
  • Hide-and-seek in the Sky :: Poem
  • St Mary's Church: The 1st Anglican Church
  • Breaking the barrier
  • A talk with Ajit Ningthouja :: eRang
  • Realisation Day; Echoes the wake up call
  • Xavier Rutsa & Limatemsu Jamir
  • Revisiting Palm Sunday: Reflections..
  • Iceland - most safest & peaceful place
  • Easy fixes for summer hair problems
  • An evening of extreme shame !
  • Revisiting reality
  • LS : Voting for Inner : Gallery
  • Thang Ta @Sangai Festival #4: Gallery
  • The current status of Naga-Kuki relation #1
  • Traditional warfare technique of NE native #1
  • Cry Of A Dying River #72 :: Poem
  • Looking forward to May 23
  • Judgment day
  • Meekap Thokpa Numit #1 : Gallery
  • CC Meet Final: NEROCA Vs SU #2: Gallery
  • Floriculture : A booming industry in Mao
  • Positivity is the soul of life
  • Basic health competency by patients
  • Inner Line Permit (ILP) Demand :: Timeline
  • 7th Woodpecker International Film Festival
  • Cracking the repoll whip in Outer
  • Dirty game is a threat to Democracy
  • Ibendhou Kounu Haraoba #2: Gallery
  • Indo-Naga & other peace talks #1
  • Civil Society Forum Manifesto for Election
  • Life and Me :: Poem
  • The Killing Fields 2013-18 : News Timeline
  • Election jamboree & voters bonanza
  • Suspension Order for 7 MLAs : NPF
  • Chin Woman Dies after Tatmadaw Bomb
  • A reference to the party in power
  • An idea without fear
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba at Mysore #2: Gallery
  • Artillery Regiment in Battle of Imphal
  • Appraisal on LS election (Outer) #2
  • Minimum Income Guarantee is a promise
  • Northeast Fiesta 2019 at Jalandhar
  • Cyber Security - the need of the hour
  • Sunset Unplugged, Agartala: Event Report
  • Reality of casting vote in Outer PC
  • Real face of Indian election
  • Tributes to PLA killed #1 : Gallery
  • Khomlen Manglanda : Play synopsis
  • Download: Meetei Mayek Keyboard
  • Voting (PC) @ Kangpokpi #3: Gallery
  • Letter from a river most polluted
  • Truth commission in Manipur needed..
  • Vacancy at Makok Tech, Bishnupur
  • Cheirao Chingkaba #2 : Gallery
  • The sky is the SIYOM of the stars
  • An introspection of roots of AFSPA
  • A note on Cheiraoba ..
  • A well-known paradox :: Poem
  • The saga of EVMs
  • Festival of Democracy hypes
  • 14 girls sold to persons in Saudi Arabia
  • Took up boxing after watching Ali- Mary
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba at Mysore #1: Gallery
  • Mittong Khunou: The Battle Honour of INA
  • A Lifeline for the Assamese
  • Multiple posts at PiCaSoid, Imphal
  • NE Annual day of CNESPR , JMI
  • Essential summer travel tips
  • Discussion : Myanmar's Democratization
  • Violating election model code of conduct
  • Catapulting AFSPA in the limelight
  • Revisiting CAB issue
  • Voting (PC) @ Kangpokpi #2: Gallery
  • Voting (PC) @ Kangpokpi #1: Gallery
  • Bloody Phanek at Paris Film Festival
  • Homoeopathy, a revolutionary science
  • The goodness of good fate does not smile..
  • Outer Constituency has voted
  • Helpless indignation
  • CC Meet Final: NEROCA Vs SU #1: Gallery
  • Yengkhom Roma : Lifetime Award
  • Appraisal on Lok Sabha election (Outer) #1
  • Cyber Crimes - Crimes by finger tips
  • Research Support Officer @ Amethyst
  • Condemns militarization of NEHU Campus
  • Shadow of CAB on Lok Sabha elections
  • "CAB" Factor Faded
  • Thabal Chongba @Khurai : Gallery
  • Military Sociology: Present, Past & Future
  • Know your MP - Election 2019
  • Dirty Dancing :: Poem
  • Democracy needs time for good admin
  • Travel at U-Factor
  • Shadow of NSCN (IM) in Outer PC
  • The great escape
  • Arambai Exhibition Show : Gallery
  • View of Premier State College Senior Assn
  • Distant One :: Poem
  • The hysteria of a first time voter
  • Course in Folkloristics & Semiotics
  • NDPP is 'Entertainment Govt' : Zeliang
  • On issue of "Letters signed by Neiphiu Rio"
  • The visit of PM Modi
  • If BJP win, people of Manipur support CAB
  • Cheirao Chingkaba #1 : Gallery
  • sekeN heN :: Seireng
  • Yangnu Golmei : Sangeetbhusan 2018
  • Victimizing only the Women & Children
  • Lest The North-East Fall Asleep
  • Naga Peace Process :: News Timeline
  • Driving a dangerous feat on Indian roads
  • Need to be democratic in a democracy
  • Cheiraoba Chak Katpa #1 : Gallery
  • Selfie da track :: e-pao Radio
  • Demand for ILP :: Articles/Photos...
  • The legend of the Laiyyars : Election tale
  • Sports for peace & development
  • What is peace ?
  • Rongali : Celebration of Assam & NE
  • Manipuris celebrate New Year
  • Imphal security beefed for Modi's visit
  • Sajibu Nongma Panba Shopping: Gallery
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba: Ritual festival of Meiteis
  • Sajibu Cheiraoba Meitei New Year Day
  • Stop War with Nature :: Artwork
  • Cry of a Dying River - 71 :: Poem
  • Pulmonary Valve Balloon dilatation
  • Supping with an ally of the foe
  • Deflected focus: The dress debacle
  • Nipalsuba Mapok #2 : Gallery
  • Running for LS polls: The candidate
  • Gift :: Poem
  • Architect/Architectural Designer @R-Square
  • Little things that help to enhance beauty
  • Congress Manifesto for Repeal AFSPA
  • Social Media - a boon or a curse?
  • Anti-CAB stand: Interesting take from PRISM
  • AFSPA on Congress Manifesto
  • Bamboo Cooking Competition #1 : Gallery
  • April Calendar for Year 2019 :: Tools
  • Yaoshang Sports @Keishampat #2 : Gallery
  • First Wave Feminism
  • JRF wanted at NERIST, Arunachal [Upd]
  • Cheiraoba Thabal 2019 at Bangalore
  • NPF to support Congress on issue based
  • Jyotishmita to represent Assam in Miss India
  • Paothang : Newsletter from Pune
  • Eyeing votes with promise on AFSPA
  • Together let's save the future
  • Shirarakhong Village, Ukhrul :: 360 View
  • Journey into Nature of Human Culture #4
  • Candidate accommodation at Aligarh
  • The globe is in your fist
  • Heartless :: Poem
  • Condemn Killing of Manjur Ahmed
  • Indifference bordering on arrogance
  • Modi's visit: Will it restored BJP image?
  • Yaoshang Halankar #1 : Gallery
  • No Budget at International Mime Festival
  • In defence of the "Meira Paibis"
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahman Khutheibam
  • Yaoshang Fancy Dress : Gallery
  • Meetei Tribe Bears More Tribal Characters
  • Phayeng Koubru Haraoba #3: Gallery
  • TabLlE :: Seireng
  • Yaoshang Marathon Race: Gallery
  • Abok :: Artwork & an Essay
  • Eyek Tamba :: Learn Manipuri script
  • Yaoshang Pichakari #2: Gallery
  • Yaoshang Cooking competition: Gallery
  • MSAC Literary Meet @Chandigarh : Gallery
  • Lamtagee Thabal @ Pune : Gallery
  • Abdur Rahaman : Gopal Sharma Award
  • Thokchom Sanatombi : Sangeetratna
  • Mukna Kangjei #2 : Gallery
  • Sory Wahengbam : eRang Actress Profile
  • Saroi Khangba @Imphal : Gallery
  • Featured Front Page Photo 2019 #1: Gallery
  • Maharaj Kumar Priyabarta Singh : Profile
  • Manipuri Calendar for 2019 : Download
  • List of Restricted Holidays for 2019
  • List of Public Holidays for 2019
  • List of General Holidays for 2019