"The Governor expressed hope that the celebrations of Rongali Bihu reinforce love and goodwill among all sections of the people and strengthen the bond of unity and bonhomie among them.
"Let this Rongali Bihu and the Assamese New Year be a reason for the people of Assam to take a pledge for a 'Swachh Bharat' and 'Swachh Assam'," he added.Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal also extended his Bihu wishes to all sections of people.
"Assam is a land where people representing all caste, creed, and community live in absolute harmony.
People take bath and wear new clothes on this day and sing and dance to enjoy.Younger people visit elders in the family and seek their blessings.
They also recite some hymns praying for the good health of the animal.The second day of the festival, which falls on the first day of the new Assamese Calendar month of Bohag, which is on Sunday, is known as Manuh Bihu (Human Bihu).
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