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June 2008

Four students from the Assamese community here in Delhi, who appeared for CBSE Class-X, scored more than 90% in the results that were declared on 29th May, 2008.

Suggestion from our esteemed reader regarding how to rightly spell the name of this magazine.

Dr. Ganesh Bora represented Oklahoma State University, Okmulgee, during the ceremony in Oklahoma City to rename the campus Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology on 21st May, 2008.

njbihupriya.jpgOn the 19th of April 2008, a community hall in Bridgewater, New Jersey, was temporarily transformed into a “bihutoli” by the people from the tri-state area, gathered together to celebrate Rongali Bihu 2008. The community came together to welcome the New Year with the sights and sounds and traditions of Assam.

Similar to 2007, this year also, the  Greater Seattle Assamese Community celebrated Rongali Bihu on April 26, 2008 at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center, Redmond, Washington. Vice-President Mr. Munin Talukdar inaugurated the cultural evening.

The cultural Secretary Suraj Gogoi carefully selected few new programs to make the cultural evening very memorable The surprise North Indian dance program by Babli, Ponkhi and Sahin really captivated everyone.  The most enjoyable moment of the Bihu Husori was when Aroti Barua joined the dance program.

Bonmayuri Kalita performed a Xattriya dance during Annual Award Ceremony at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment on May 19, 2008, in Denver.

Rongali Bihu, Minnesota, 2008The icy layers of the mighty Mississippi have melted and the river now flows without its snowy garb. Spring has sprung in this part of the world and its time to celebrate the return of the new season. The Assamese community of Minneapolis and St. Paul celebrated Rongali Bihu on the 19th of April 2008. We celebrated the most anticipated community event of the year in the picturesque log cabin at Lions Park, Shakopee.

Shankar Barua graduatedShankar Barua graduated with an Masters in Criminal Justice from Sam Houston University in Huntsville, TX, on May 16th. Shankar recently directed a feature length documentary called Center Mass that has been released on DVD by Sam Houston University. You can see a promo for the documentary at Youtube.com.

Kids participating in various events in Northern California 2008 Rongali Bihu celebration.

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