People across Assam are celebrating Bihu today and Milind Soman’s wife Ankita Konwar, who was born in Guwahati, ran on the streets of Assam with her handsome husband, in traditional outfits, to celebrate the Assamese New Year.
Ankita shared a video with her followers in which she is seen clad in a sari, while Milind is seen running besides her in a t-shirt and dhoti. She shared another boomerang video, in which she is seen performing Bihu dance.
Along with the videos, Ankita wrote, “My love for #axomiya culture started quite early. I was introduced to #bihudance at a really young age.(maybe 4). I remember loving that smell of #kopouful (an orchid we wear around our hair bun) in that April breeze, which was quite common considering almost every household had that orchid and it bloomed to its glory in April. Amazed by the colours of #mekhelasador woven with #mugasilk , #whitepat and #erisilk!!”
“Since I loved #bihudance started loving the sound of all the instruments related to it like #dhul #pepa #gagana #hutuli. The festival of Bihu, especially #rongalibihu has always been so so close to my heart.The way people open their homes to groups of people in order to watch them perform their folk dance and hear them sing, the way we get into the spirit of sharing our home made snacks with each other and the pride and respect we feel for the culture that flows in us! I love the simplicity in these small things. I know #assam right now is not at it’s best to celebrate #bhugalibihu and it’s heartbreaking considering how joyful an occasion it is for each one of us! But I pray we find our way to normalcy. Normalcy – which is being exceptionally loving, which is loving our culture, our tradition. No matter where we are, a part of #axom is always with us. Love and positivity always! Wish you all a proud #bhugalibihu in advance! And yes I love running in my #muga #rihamekhela,” she further added.