DIPHU, Sept 14: With a view to keep tradition alive, the Karbi Cultural Society (KCS) has organised Hen-up Ahi Kibi ceremonial fermentation of bamboo shoot. The programme was held at Karbi Peoples Hall, Taralangso here. The ceremony was started with the sacrifice of a fowl by Kurusar- Karbi priest Bajong Engleng of Hamren which was followed by ceremonial eating of betel nut by youth.
Singer Seng Timung sang about the origin of preserving bamboo shoot followed by filling up of bamboo shoot in a cone shape bamboo silo mixed with pork.
In his address, KCS president Chandrasing Kro said, “In a Karbi society preservation of bamboo shoot was practised since time immoral. It is usually done after the jhum cultivation. It requires four to five months for the fermentation to mature.”