Rongali Bihu 2018

Nahor phulile, togor phulile, phulile bhebeli lota!
Kuli ketekir binoneeye aanile bohageer bogota!!
Tente aponi kar babe apekhya korise baru?

Of course the wait is over – we are going to celebrate our most-awaited biggest event of the year on 28th April 2018 (Saturday).

Please note it again – we are celebrating “Rongali Bihu” on 28th Apr and you are cordially invited!

You might have already came to know that Nekib and Barasha Bora and their team are coming all the way from Assam to make this bihu function a never-to-be-forgotten event.

But what else should you expect? Shhsssh…only between you and me, let me give you a glimpse.

For the first time ever, we are going to release an indigenous short film, produced and directed by none other than (well I better not reveal it :-)).

There is an oxomiya fusion, creating a perfect melody of old and new songs, to be sung by our own superstars!!

Zikir, which took roots in Assam in the 17th century, will be brought to you for the very first time in a masterful improvisational dexterity.

Brahmaputra will continue to create ripples during the event and you will be able to witness two of our own dazzling divas in Bollywood style!

Of course I need not tell you that you will be swayed by our beautiful bihu nasonis and the small kids are getting ready to mesmerize you with their cute movements!

And the best part is that we are going to reward you with 3 nights 4 days absolutely free stay in HYATT hotel anywhere in the world, only for coming ON TIME to the event. Register between 5-5.30pm and get 3 chances per paying member; 2 chances for registering between 5.30-6.00pm, 1 chances between 6.00-6.30pm. NO chance if you come later than 6.30pm 🙁

Here is a high level program breakup:
5.00-6.00pm: Registration and social networking. Light refreshment will be served.
6.00-7.30pm: Bihu function with local artists.
7.30-8.15pm: Dinner.
8.15-10.00pm: Performance by Nekib and Barasha.

Venue: HometeamNS Auditorium, 2 Bukit Batok West Ave 7, Singapore 659003
Date/Time: 28th April 2018 (Sat) from 5pm onwards.

Kindly register on or before 25th April via http://assamassociation.com/bihu-registration-2018/

Interesting Fact – Digboi-Asia’s Oldest Refinery

Asia’s oldest refinery is located in a small town in Assam called Digboi, tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Legend has it that the Britishers would tell the laborers “Dig, boy, dig!” as they dug land for crude oil, hence the name ‘Digboi’ came about. Digboi, which got its first refinery in the year 1901, came to be known as the Oil City of Assam.

This place is sure to mesmerize you with its well-developed infrastructure and cleanliness. While you are here, you must photograph the unique bungalows which were built before independence for British professionals who would visit to supervise work in the refinery. A walk amidst the greenery, oil plants, bungalows and the golf course at Digboi is a must.

How to reach: Located approximately 14 hours from Guwahati, it can be reached by road or rail.

Main Attractions: Assam Oil Corporation Limited, the bungalows, and Digboi Museum

Interesting Fact – Majuli-Asia’s Largest River Island

Majuli, located in Assam is the Asia’s Largest River Island.

The river island of Majuli is located in the upper reaches of the river Brahmaputra. This spectacular place is sure to make you feel as if you are on a different world altogether.

Apart from this, Majuli is also regarded as the centre for Assamese culture. The Satras here were formed by the followers of Sankaradeva, where Assamese music, dance, and dance drama are being performed since ages. Bhaona and Borgeet are a few of these forms, which are being performed in these Satras with dedication, with the help of Gurus. The traditional masks and attire used in these plays is one of the main highlights

How to reach: Located 200 km from Guwahati, you can take a ferry ride to Majuli from Jorhat. You could even hire a private motorized boat.

Main Attractions: The scenic views as well as the place’s cultural heritage

Interesting Fact – Mayong-Hogwarts of Assam

Not many know of this little village called Mayong in Assam has been the land of witchcraft and black magic since centuries. Mayong, the Hogwart’s of Assam, has been practising magic since long before Ms. Rowling conceived of the idea of Harry Potter.

In fact, the name ‘Mayong’ comes from the Sanskrit word ‘maya’, which means ‘illusion’. There are many scary tales associated with Mayong – of people vanishing into thin air or beasts magically being tamed – which will surely give you goosebumps. Here, you can still find people practicing magic which have been passed down from generation to generation.

How to reach: Mayong, located about 40 km away from Guwahati, is very close to the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. It can be easily reached from Morigaon.

Important attractions: Mayong Central Museum and Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, which has a high number of one-honed rhinos.

Interesting Fact – Jatinga-Place Of Mass Bird Suicide

Assam is the land where birds commit suicide!

You are sure to come across the name of this Assamese village called Jatinga every now and then, for the very bizzarre phenomenon that happens here – that of birds committing suicide. The small village of Jatinga that rests quietly in the Borail hills of Assam, has been witnessing this event of mass suicide by birds every winter for about 100 years. Hundreds of migratory birds fly at high speed towards trees and buildings, succumbing to death eventually. Why do they do this? That mystery still remains unsolved.

How to reach: Jatinga is located in the district of Dima Hason, approximately 330 km from Guwahati. It can be accessed by road from Guwahati.

Main attractions: The lush green scenery here is sure to leave you spell-bound, apart from the mystery of the bird mass suicide.