Asar Pandra observed (in pictures)

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JUN 30 – People across the country celebratedAsar Pandra, also known as Ropain Diwas, by planting paddy in their fields on Tuesday.

The day, which usually falls on the last week of June, is also observed as National Paddy Day . The celebration generally includes singing of traditional Asare Bhaka, dancing, splashing mud at each other and a feast of beaten rice and curd popularly known as ‘Dahi-Chiura’.

The day has a significant meaning in the country as paddy accounts for a larger portion of agricultural production in the country.