Documentary on century-old Assam-Punjab ties
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 5: Good news for Assam in the aftermath of successful GIFF! A documentary ‘Unity, Dignity and Brotherhood – People of Assam and Punjab’ has been selected for screening at the 23rd Kolkata Intertiol Film Festival. The documentary has been produced under UCK Production banner. It has been produced and directed by Debojit Kalita.
The documentary has brought to light many significant ties between Assamese and Sikhs for centuries. In 1505, first Sikh Guru k came to Assam from Punjab and preached peace in the State. He met Srimanta Sankaedeva in Dhuburi. A century later, ninth Sikh Guru Tag Bahadur did initiate a peace accord between the Mughals and the Ahoms. After the Battle of Dadirasoki, Sikh soldiers who had come from Punjab opted not to go back to their home state, settled at Borkhula and Chapormukh in Assam and got mingled with the Assamese. They have all along been contributing to the formation of a greater Assam.
While Himangshu Barman and Prab Haloi contributed to the documentary edited by Rahul Deka with the camera, Saurav Mahanta contributed to it with music. Debojit Gayan is the sound engineer.