Bizu, dearest festival of the Chakma people, is back and only a week ahead of us. Many of us are planning big to celebrate the occasion with ultimate gaiety. I am sure who are far off from their home town or abroad are striving hard to get back home to be among their own kins. Those who are still left abroad or far off from their home, don't worry I am here with you to present you a living picture of Bizu celebration being organised with a gigantic passion.
This is a glimpse of the Bizu 2012
With the word Bizu, many of my friends are having a question like - 'Where's gonna be the Bizu Mela this year?' And those who are in Tripura we are addicted to knowing it and express our desire to celebrate the Bizu at that particular place of celebration. The 31st Tripura State Level Festival is scheduled to be held on and from the 12th April 2012 to the 14th instant at Baganbari, Longtharai Valley, Dhalai, Tripura. I know some of you might be liking to know the location of that place and I know I need not mention it to the Chakmas of Tripura that it is situated only 2kms away from the National Highway 44 and in fact, Baganbari itself is situated at 44B of National Roadways of India. If any one of you have followed the NH44 to reach the state Capital, I am sure you have known the famous place in Longtharai Valley named Manu (it is the place from where the ESCORT starts earlier trouble torn Tripura).
I don't know how many of us lucky enough to celebrate the occasion to the fullest extent this year!!! For people like me who have lost their parents not too long will keep haunting the moments we shared with them. But, to many, Bizu is not just the occasion for enjoying free Booze, it will energize each soul to desire more of it because of over all unlimited fun.
Anyways, I might not be taking much of your time. I would cut the story short. This 31st Tripura State Level Bizu celebration would be a nonpareil gala in the history of the Chakma people. The Government of Tripura has been working hand in hand with the local public to make soar its success at its zenith. Unlike any other year, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate of Longtharai Valley Sub-Division is the convenor of the Bizumela Celebration Committee, so one can just imagine can the other office heads of his Sub-Division remain far behind from him if not walking by his side.
It shall be my pleasure to keep abreast with the Bizumela celebration of Tripura. I shall present with pictures to this blog and videos uploaded to You-tube. I shall try level best to keep updating with the videos of the celebrations within one hour span so long as the festival is over.
This is a short interview with the Secretary of the 31st Tripura State Levwl Bizu Festival 2012. He is one of the prominent social activist of Chakma community of Dergang area and his name is Mr. Paritosh Chakma.