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Community fishing brings festive atmosphere along Tarong River in Kokrajhar

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KOKRAJHAR, Nov 5: The Haloadal Tarong River near Titagiri witnessed a tremendous gathering of people, all enthusiastic to partake in community fishing in Kokrajhar. Every year on November 5, the Tarong Irrigation Sluice gate releases river water, drawing individuals from across Kokrajhar district and its adjacent areas for a day of joyous fishing festivities along the Tarong River.

This agricultural river stream, spanning from the district’s north to the downstream linking Gaurang River in the south, transforms into a hub of fishing activity, especially during the harvesting season. People from diverse backgrounds and walks of life arrive equipped with Zekhai, Kobai, Polo, nets, and more, sharing in the exhilaration of community fishing. Their enthusiastic participation has turned the fishing event into a celebration, marking the advent of the winter season.

Expressing their delight, community members emphasized the sense of joy and togetherness fostered by this annual tradition. “I arrived in the morning and had a great time catching various types of fish until noon,” shared a woman from Salakati village.

The river’s banks were alive with the bustling activities of the community, resonating with peace and a spirit of celebration. “The Tarong River was bustling with activity, and it was a joyous occasion. I am delighted to be part of this fishing tradition,” expressed Rajon Kumar Narzary from Kanthalguri village.

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The community fishing event at Tarong River not only serves as an annual fishing extravaganza but also cultivates a sense of unity and festivity among the citizens, making it a highly anticipated and cherished occasion.

 

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