Get a glimpse of Assam’s culture on Sunday
VASHI: A programme highlighting the cultural aspects of Assam will be held at Cidco auditorium in Vashi on November 22.
Entry to the annual cultural programme, organised by Anjuman-e-Milan, a charitable trust formed by Assamese residents in Mumbai, is open to all from 7pm to 10pm.
Devasish Sharma, deputy resident commissioner of Assam Bhavan, Vashi, said, “Assam celebrates Rongali Bihu, Magh Bihu, Ramzan Eid and Bakrid, among other festivals. However, not all people have the time to celebrate it with much fanfare. This programme aims to fill that void.”
“This programme is also an opportunity for youngsters to understand what comprises our culture, be it the music or dance,” he added.
Renowned Assamese artistes will perform at the cultural programme. “Anirban Das, a renowned singer from Assam will sing ghazals. Das has performed at many television shows and radio channels,” said Ravesh Naweed, a senior executive of a leading company, who is associated with the programme.
“Jikir and Jari, traditional Assamese Muslim folk songs and dance, will also be performed by Azimuddin Ahmed and his team, who have been specially invited from Assam,” he added.
“A qawwali and dance fusion by local artistes Sahera Ahmed and Juri Duara will be the highlight of the programme,” said Naweed.
“We will also felicitate the pride of Assam Debajit Changmai and Amrit Pritam at the cultural event,” said Parveez Alam, general secretary, Anjuman-e-Milan.
“Changmai has won several awards, including the IIFA Award for Best Sound Mixing, National Film Award for Best Audiography, Star Guild Award for Best Sound Mixing. Pritam, too, has many awards, including the IIFA, to his kitty,” added Alam.