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Khagrachhari celebrates Sangrain festival

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BSS, Khagrachhari :
The traditional Sangrain Festival of the Marma community started here with much enthusiasms of the community this morning.
The Marma community arranged elaborate programmes to celebrate Sangrain, marking the New Year.
'Jal Khela' (splashing water) is the biggest attraction of the Sangrain festival.
A large number of enthusiastic locals-along with Marmas from the three hill districts of Rangamati, Bandarban and Khagrachhari-joined the festival. The community also arranged a colorful rally at Pankhaiyapara of the district town. Kujendra Lal Tripura MP inaugurated the rally. Kongjari Chowdhury
Khagrachari Hill District Council Chairman, Mong Raja Saching Prue Chowdhury, Khagrachhari Regional Commander Brigadier General Mir Mushfikur Rahman, BGB Sector Commander Colonel Motiur Rahman, Captain of DGFI M Mahabubur Rahman Siddique, Deputy Commissioner Rashedul islam and Police Super M Ali Ahamed Khan were attendant the rally, among others.
After the rally two groups of young Marma boys and girls respectively, splashed each other with water jets.
In his speech, Kujendra Lal Tripura said, "We are proud of the Bengali traditions as well as customs of all the indigenous communities living in CHT which have greatly enriched the collective culture of the country."
A cultural programme was held after the 'Jal Khela' session.

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