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Bohagi Utsav showcases pristine Assamese culture

Our Staff Correspondent
Dibrugarh, May 19: Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL), in association with the BCPL Staff Welfare Committee (SWC), organized a one-day Bohagi Utsav at BCPL Township, Barbaruah on Thursday.

The Bihu Utsav showcased the pristine Assamese culture with the amalgamation of music and dance from various parts of Assam. The opening ceremony began with the hoisting of the flag by Managing Director, BCPL, A K Singh. Husori was performed by a group from Dewanbari village, situated near the BCPL Lepetkata complex.

Unlike every year, this year SWC organized the Bohagi Utsav with a variety of programmes representing the culture of Assam. In the evening, the programme commenced with the lighting of lamp by chief guest and MD of BCPL, A K Singh, and other senior officials of the company, including Director Finance, OP Tailor and Chief Operating Officer, BCPL, P Nagesh.

The Brahmaputra Chambers of Choir, an in-house initiative of BCPL, presented a composite chorus of borgeet, holi geet, lokageet, jikir, Goalporia folk song, bongeet and Bihu. Prior to this celebration, SWC also organized a week-long Bihu dance workshop to encourage the ladies and children of BCPL township. This workshop not only boosted the morale of the kids but also gave them the confidence to perform on stage in the cultural programme.

Other performances included Bhortaal Nritya by Nrityangan Kala Kendra, husori, jhumur by artists of Barbaruah Tea Estate. Inmates of Prerona Pratibandhi, an NGO from Dibrugarh district associated with specially-abled persons, were also part of this Bohagi Utsav.

As a part of cultural programme, ‘News and Comics’ group from Dibrugarh also showcased its talent before the audience. Singer Mrinal Mon Baruah and his group also enthralled the audience with his melodious voice.

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