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Rongali Bihu festivity reaching Gurgaon with songs, dance et al

It was 13th April, 2008, a hot sunny April afternoon. In spite of that, as soon as the evening approached, people from Assam as well as the well-wishers of Assam, currently staying in the millennium city of Gurgaon and also people from the National Capital Region of Delhi started congregating at the HUDA Community Hall at Sector-46, Gurgaon to celebrate the most cherished festival of Assam i.e. 'Rongali Bihu'. As soon as the Chief Guest of the evening, Honorable Justice of Supreme Court of India Dr. Mukundakam Sharma along with his better half arrived, the cultural evening started with lighting of lamp by the chief guest. He along with Shri Binoy Sharma, Ex-CMD of Oil India Limited was flanked by President of Assam Association Gurgaon, Shri Mridul Bhuyan for 'Lighting of Lamp' and with that the cultural evening started at about 7:45 PM.

The 'Lighting of Lamps' was followed with the graceful dance recital of 'Ganesh Vandana' by Ms. Banditta Nath. The major attractions of the cultural evening were elating performance by 'Bihu Team', a regular of 'Sankar Dev Kalakhetra' of Guwahati, who were in all practicality 'air-lifted' from Guwahati at the nick of time and Renowned singer from Assam, Ms. Luna Bharali Das. Other captivating events of the evening were melodious presentation of Assamese songs by Mr. Debojit Das, entertaining dances by Ms. Akankshya Bhuyan, Bihu Songs by Mrs. Rim Pathak and exhilarating Bihu dance by Mrs. Smrita Barua, who is an Executive Member of Assam Association Gurgaon. Finally, the evening came to an end with a spectacular presentation of songs by the guest artist Ms. Luna Bharali Das and 'Vote of Thanks' by the President, Assam Association Gurgaon. The cultural evening culminated with an exquisite Assamese Dinner consisting of 'Maati Dal', 'Mixed Vegetables', 'Maangso', 'Masor Tenga', Murighonto', 'Bilahir Tok', 'Bangenar Bor' and 'Paayas'. The event was relished by about a 300-strong crowd."

Mridul Bhuyan
President
Assam Association Gurgaon
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MONANGKUR CHOWDHURY's picture

There is no doubt in my mind that we the people of Assam have proved our presence in this world today and the day is not far that our heritage and culture will be known to this world as the best.
debojit das's picture

It was an extraordinary colorful evening with the support of all the assamese people.
nilutpal's picture

Very Good
samrita baruah's picture

The day is not far when the world will come to know the rich culture and traditions of Assam which hitherto has remained secluded

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