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PM Modi's Rongali Mood on Display as He Celebrates Bihu in Assam, Also Inaugurates 7 Cancer Hospitals

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the ‘unity, peace and development rally’ at Loringthepi in Karbi Anglong district, Thursday, April 28, 2022. (PTI Photo)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the ‘unity, peace and development rally’ at Loringthepi in Karbi Anglong district, Thursday, April 28, 2022. (PTI Photo)

More than 5,000 dancers in their traditional best performed the Bihu dance to welcome Prime Minister Modi along with Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and union minister for shipping Sarbananda Sonowal

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Rongali mood continues and on Thursday it was on show in Upper Assam’s Dibrugarh. The PM was in his festive disposition, clapping to the beats of Bihu tunes at Khanikar Pathar, where he addressed a massive rally while dedicating seven cancer centres to the people of the state.

More than 5,000 dancers in their traditional best performed the Bihu dance to welcome Prime Minister Modi along with Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and union minister for shipping Sarbananda Sonowal.

Enjoying the performance, PM Modi was seen clapping to the beats of the ‘Dhol’ and ‘Pepa’. Along with the Prime Minister, CM Sarma and union minister Sonowal were also seen breaking into a jig upon the stage at Khanikar playground in Dibrugarh.

Not restricting himself to the podium, Prime Minister Narendra Modi went ahead to greet the ‘Nasonis’ or the Bihu dancers. The PM greeted the people on the occasion in Assamese saying, “Moi prothomote xokoluke Rongali Bihu aru Axomiya noboborshor xubessa joniasu (I first of all send out good wishes to everyone for Rongali Bihu and Assamese New Year).”

The 5,000 Bihu dancers performed at 17 different locations to welcome the Prime Minister. These dancers had been practising for several days to perform at the event.

It was on Saturday last that PM Modi was seen playing the Pepa (buffalo horn trumpet) and Dhol at a Rongali Bihu function organised by Sonowal at his home in Delhi. For more than an hour, Modi enjoyed the Bihu dance and folk dance performances by the artistes of Assam, besides other programmes.

Union minister Sonowal thanked the Prime Minister for participating in the Bihu programme. He said that it shows the love of PM Modi towards the people of Assam and their culture. The minister said that he was grateful to the Prime Minister for his blessings by attending the Bihu event.

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first published:April 28, 2022, 22:31 IST