From Our Correspondent
Silchar, Sept 14: Amra, a Silchar based socio cultural organization, will celebrate Sharad Utsav. It will be organizing a number of cultural events and competitions at Gandhi Bhawan of this town on Saturday. Amra, into its 7th year, will focus solely on Bengali culture, customs and traditions. The organization is known to bring out the best in beauty contest. This year also, a beauty contest will be held in which girls and women can participate. An audition will be taken and then the candidate will be filized for the competition. The much coveted beauty contest will also be held on the same day.
The main purpose behind organizing this event is to imbibe the feelings of being a Bengali among the participants which comprise children, girls and women. Participants can compete in various competitions like ‘Sanko Dhani’, ‘Aarti’ and ‘Ulu Dhani’. A special segment titled ‘Sharad Shishu’ competition has been kept exclusive for the children. Addressing the media-persons at a press-meet held here, programme coorditor Sampa Banik said, “Our programme will dwell on the paradise of Bengali traditions which have been lost. Every aspect of Amra’s Sharad Utsav focuses on Bengali culture and tradition. We want people to realise the power of Goddess Durga and her eterl feelings of motherhood. The recent brutal killing of a 10 year old child shook the roots of humanity. It is high time that we should fight these evil forces which are dwelling in our society.”