Kokrajhar, Oct. 9: The Tengapara Sarbajonin Durga Puja Committee here, which is celebrating its golden jubilee, has brought alive the replica of the White House at its pandal.
BTC executive member Mono Kr Brahma, who is also the president of the Puja committee, said they are celebrating 50 years and have tried to recreate a replica of the White House. The committee has drawn up a budget of around Rs 14.4 lakh for its the golden jubilee celebrations.
Brahma hoped peace and harmony would prevail among the people in the region, more so in Kokrajhar and other western districts of Assam which have witnessed a lot of violence and riots last year.
With only a day left for the Pujas to begin, preparations are on at a frenetic pace at the various pandals, as artisans and organisers are busy giving finishing touches to their idols.
The Janbee Sarbajanin Puja committee has come up with the theme of Vivekananda Kendra, Kanyakumari.
Though Durga Puja is mainly celebrated by Bengalis in Kokrajhar, the trend to participate in the festivities is fast catching up among other communities as well.
A strong security arrangement has been made to avoid untoward incidents during the Pujas.
Kokrajhar deputy commissioner Nitin Khare said security has been beefed up.