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Rongali Bihu Celebrated in Mumbai

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The Assamese community of Mumbai celebrated the National Festival of Assam, Rongali Bihu, at Assam Bhawan, Vashi, Navi Mumbai on 18th April, 2009. The colorful cultural evening comprising of songs, dances, Jeng Bihu and Hoosari was enjoyed by a huge crowd. People enjoyed the community feast during the celebration. Assam Association, Mumbai thanks the Assamese Community of Mumbai for active participation in the colorful evening.

The program details were as follows:

Welcome Address: Shyama Prasad Borthakur, Vice President ,The Assam Association, Mumbai

Banti Prajalan: Devasish Sharma, Deputy Resident Commissioner of Assam Bhawan and Paban Kr. Kotoky, President, Assam Association, Mumbai

Group Bihu Dance: Gogona Bihu Dal, Kharghar, Directed By Dipali Newar, Performed by Prantika Das, Debanuj Borouah, Satarupa Saikia, Reshab Sharma, Bhargab Newar, Monali Sharma and Sargam Hazarika.

Bharat Natyam: Ms. Shivani Sharma, Andheri, Performer of Bharat Natyam at Various places abroad. Completed Her Bharat Natyam course from Chennai Kalakhetra.

Chorus: Sreemoyee Asomiya Mahila Samitee, Directed By Anjana Saikia, Geetikar and Soorokar Nogen Borah, Performed by:Heera Saikia, Anjana Saikia, Anjali Handique, Indrani Borpujari, Dipali Newar, Deepali Gohain, Chinu Borgohain, Monalisa Duarah, Juri Duarah,Tripti Konwar, Doobari and Bornali

Modern Song: Gakul Das, Mahim, Presented a Popular Song of Mahendra Hazarika

Modern Song: Gakul Puri, Vashi, Popoular and acclaimed singer, apart from his job in a financial institution he is pursuing vocal music, presented a popular song of Jubin Garg

Modern Song: Manmi Baruah, Goregaon, Radio Artist of Jorhat and Dibrugarh Radio Stations, Stage Performer at various places of Assam.

Modern Song: Anjana Saikia, Panvel, Stage Performer, presented a popular song of Nilima Khatoon

Modern Dance: Children of Kharghar, Directed By Nitu Pegu, Dance on the popular song “Tilai-Tilai” of Kolaguru Bishnu Rabha. Performed by Satarupa, Dikshita, Bhavana, Viona, Kritika and Prantika

Modern Dance: Karishma Borpujari, Kharghar, Disciple of Padmashree Pushpa Bhyuan, Stage performer at different places of Assam, presented a dance from the movie “36 China Town”

Modern Song: Bharati Hazarika, Wadala, Trained classical singer, Radio artist, Popular stage performer of Hindi songs.

Modern Song: Rajjyoti Konwar, Malad, Musician working for Bollywood and Assamese film music, singer of the popular song “Ajnabi” in the Hindi film “Superstar”, stage performer at various places of Assam

Jeng Bihu: Sreemoyee Asomiya Mahila Samitee, Directed by Indrani Borpujari and Dipali Newar, Traditional folk dance of Assam, Performed by Juri Dowerah, Monalisa Dowerah, Kakoli Saikia, Hira Saikia, Indrani Borpujari, Karishma Borpujari, Chinu Borgohain, Dipali Gohain, Dipali Newar and Tripti Konwar.

Hoosari: “Hoosari”, Directed by Ritu Sensoa, Traditional Assamese dance, performed by Maushumi Gogoi, Polashi Phukan, Bornali Dutta and the youth from Nerul to Belapur.

Modern Song: Bedanta Rajkhowa, Belapur, MBA Student, pursuing music as hobby, his performance is very popular among the young generation

Modern Song: Ramen Goswami, Vashi, Full time musician, singer and key Board player, pursuing career in music at Mumbai.

Felicitation: Debojit Thousen, Executive Member, North Cachar Hills Autonomus Council, Amrit Pritam Dutta, Sound Engineer-Slumdog Millionarie Fame, Abhilash Phukan, Guitarist, accompaniment of Sonu Nigam

Vote of Thanks: Deepen Rajkonwar, General Secretary, Assam Association, Mumbai

Anchor: Nilakshi Phukan, Malad, Trained classical singer, stage performer of classical music at different places of Assam.
Accomplisher: Ramen, Key Board, Atanu, Guitar, Nitin, Pad, Taz and Umesh, Dholak

Community Feast: Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian Assamese Meal.

Debojit Sarmah
Joint Secretary, Assam Association, Mumbai
Assam Bhawan
Navi Mumbai, Maharastra