Guwahati Today

Platforms for budding talents

Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, April 13: Fortune is set to favour newbies – here artistes who have just started their career in the entertainment industry – in this Rongali Bihu. Most of the Bihu committees in Guwahati are going to give budding artistes their stages as launch pads to take their career lift.
This is a great opportunities for novices to avail if they are to make strides in the field they have chosen. Most of the Bihu committees, including the world’s first Bihu stage located in Guwahati – Latasil – are not going to invite the likes of Zubin Garg and Papon – to the Bihu manch this time around so as to give newer in the field platforms. This will make them grow up as artistes.
Latasil is going to hold a four-day Bihu function from April 14, 2018. Their function is going to conclude on April 17.
Talking to this reporter, Latasil Bihu Committee member Kailash Sarma said: “We’re going to give young and budding artistes a platform this year. We like reputed artistes of the State very much, and at the same time we need to make our second-line artistes ready.”
On the issue of fees being charged by artistes in the State, Sarma said: “Artistes should get remunerative honorariums so as to make their lives get going. We also want to pay artistes their due honorariums. I, however, want to request the artistes to demand the right honorariums – not more than that. Only a Bihu committee knows it better how difficult it is for them to raise funds.”
Pawan Dutta, president of New Guwahati Bihu Committee, said: “We’re going to make our platform open for budding artistes so that the funds so raised can be utilized in some other productive activities. This time around we’ve a husori troupe and new singer Mayuri Choudhury to enthrall the audience.”
Most of the Bihu committees have made it a point that they are not going to leave Bihu pandals with garbage after their functions. They have said that there will be litter bins in Bihu pandals. They have further said that as soon as the Bihu is over, they will come out brooms and clean the pandals.