Mumbai wakes up to Assamese splendour
The cultural night was attended by over 500 Assamese and Non-Assamese people from and around Mumbai.
The audience was mesmerized by various high quality performaces performed by the reknowned Youth Club Mangaldoi. The program consisted of classical dances from Assam like Sattriya Nritya, Ghukha, Jhumura Nritya, Matir Aakhara, Deodhani Nritya, other Assamesse creative dances including Bihu.
The occasion was graced by many dignitaries like Mr. Debashish Sarma – Deputy Resident Commissioner Mumbai, Mr. Shyam Kanu Mohanta – Deputy Commissioner Custom, etc.
The program was started with a Banti Prajalan. In his welcome address, Mr. Shyama Prasad Handique, President Assam Vaishnav Samaj Mumbai, emphasized the need of a Sankardeb Madhavdeb Kala Kendra with a Naamghar in Mumbai. He also explained that such Kala Kendra would help in promoting the teaching of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeb and Assamese culture in Maharashtra. In addition it would act as a cohesive force of uniting all the Assamese populace in Maharashtra.
Mr. U. C. Deori, Secretary Asom Vaishav Samaj requested the Government and non-government organization to extend all possible help in building this proposed Kala Kendra in Mumbai.
(Compiled by ms jutika mahanta)