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Majuli Friendship Day celebrated at gaon

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT


GAON, Jan 6: Majuli Friendship Day was celebrated by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva, a global organisation engaged in promoting the legacy of Srimanta Sankaradeva recently in gaon. Padmashree Jadav Payeng was felicitated in the event for his immense contribution to ecological restoration works. He also planted tree in ADP College premises in the morning. The participants took a pledge “I take a vow to do my best to preserve the ecology. I will plant at least one sapling every year in my premises.”

Dr Kandarpa Kumar Deka, Vice Chancellor of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva Viswavidyalaya iugurated the main programme in gaon tya Mandir. Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, President of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva welcomed the participants and hoped the deliberations would help in exploring inexpensive ways to arrest erosion in Majuli.

The scholars participating in the event were Shantanoo Bhattacharyya, Dr Prashanta Bordoloi, Rituraj Phukan, Dr Arun Sarma, Dr Dilip Medhi, Dr Rajan Vaidhya. Sattradhikar Jardan Goswami and Dr Binoy Kr Bordoloi from USA also participated. Dr Prashanta Bordoloi spoke on Soft Engineering approach for maging river erosion. Shantanoo Bhattacharyya talked about use of Vetiver grass in arresting erosion. Rituraj Phukan showed slides of birds in Majuli. Dr Rajan Vaidhya showed slides about Majuli’s culture. Dr Dilip Medhi, Dr Arun Sarma and Jardan Goswami talked about World Heritage issue. Dr Binoy Kr Bordoloi spoke about how Assamese diaspora in USA planted trees in honour of Jadav Payeng.

There was Sattriya Nritya recital by tiol award winning artist Meekshi Medhi. Madhab Krish Das from Dibrugarh performed Bargeet and folk-song. Ranjan Bezbarua from gaon performed Bargeet. Artists of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha performed Diha-am and Thiya-am. Artists from Rangalaya, Puranigudam performed Gayan-Bayan.

An exhibition of Aharya used in Bhao was held during the Majuli Friendship Day. These included Mask, Costume, Headgear, Orments and different accessories used in Bhao. These products were prepared by the members of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva in a workshop conducted by it in 2014 under the sponsorship of Sangeet tak Akademi. A Photo Exhibition also was held where different facets of Majuli were displayed through photographs. Simultaneously an Art competition was organised for students on the theme of ‘Majuli’.

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