[Assam] Buragohain ‘ bansawali’ celebration concludes at Bamunpukhuri (The Assam Tribune,13.02.2009)
Rajen & Ajanta Barua
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Fri Feb 13 21:27:04 IST 2009
Nice to see the name of my home village Bamun Pukhuri in the news. I grew up there, in nearby Boragaon village to be exact, and studied in Bamunpukhuri High School upto Class VII walking a mile to the school everyday bare footed. What unforgetable memories from those days.! Memories of all those places, Jhanji, Teok, Jog Duwar, Tamul Siga, Goro Mur, Gohain Gaon, Naw Boisa, Am Guri etc will always haunt me forever.
Long live the Bamun Pukhurians!
Long live the Bura Gohains!
Buragohain ' bansawali' celebration concludes at Bamunpukhuri
TEOK, Feb 12 – The ancestry of the Buragohain family in the state was celebrated with a two-day programme at the historic Bamunpukhuri near Jhanji in Jorhat district on February 8 and 9. The programme was held at Bamunpukhuri High School field, named as Surendra Nath Buragohain Khsetra. The Buragohain family, descendents of the Mau-Mung-Kling-Lung-Mung, who was sworn as a minister in the Cabinet of Siu-Ka-Pha in the year 1228, celebrated its first bansawali in the year 1960 at Lonkak Pani Beel in Sivasagar. Buragohains from all parts of the State gathered at this historic place to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers.
The first day's programme on Sunday began with sapling plantation by Bhudeswar Buragohain followed by flag hoisting from central committee by Girin Buragohain and from celebration committee by Debendra Nath Buragohain. Delegates meet of the central committee was followed by a seminar on the role of the Buragohains in the formation of greater Assamese nation. The seminar inaugurated by Dr Bonti Rani Gogoi Phukan, principal, Golaghat Hemaprova Borbora Girls College was chaired by Dr Ramesh Buragohain. The speakers in the seminar were Dr Khogen Phukan, Dr Probin Konwar, Bhim Konwar, Dr Dayanand Buragohain and Nagendra Nath Buragohain.
The second day's programme begin with a colourful procession, participated by different ethnic groups was flagged off by Chandra Shekar Buragohain followed by the second session of the delegates meet. The open session of the day was inaugurated by Rajen Gohain, MP was presided over by Subash Buragohain, ACS officer. Four books were released in the session. The Purashnama of the Buragohains released by Khogendra Nath Buragohain, IAS (Retd); Chau-Frong-Mong, a souvenir published on the occasion was released by noted columnist Rajkumar Ajit Narayan Singha; a history book released by Dr Jogendra Nath Phukan, former professor, GU; and Jorhator Kritichihna released by Ananda Buragohain.
Speaking at the meeting as a distinguished guest, noted historian Dr Jogendra Nath Phukan said that the Buragohains, who held important ministerial posts during the Ahom regime can take a leading role to keep united the greater Assamese society from its present fragmented position. He further suggested the Stilwell road should be renamed after the first Ahom king Siu-Ka-Pha as he ventured to this part of the country through this road. The other participants in the meeting as special invitees were Membor Gogoi, MLA Teok; Durpad Buragohain, MLA Nazira and Pradip Hazarika, MLA Amguri besides others. The bansawali celebration concluded with a cultural function on the evening.
(The Assam Tribune,13.02.2009)
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