Assam University Silver Jubilee
Silchar, March 3: As a part of the Silver Jubilee celebration of Assam University, the well known cultural organization of Barak Valley, Lok Mancha has taken up two day long celebration of folk culture of this region to be staged at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose auditorium of the centre of higher education on March 18 and 19. Addressing a press-meet in the premises of Lok Mancha today, Sharif uz Zaman Laskar, president of the organization, said the ‘lok utsav’ would be organized in coordition with Assam University.
Dilip Chandra th, Vice Chancellor of Assam University, would iugurate the silver jubilee cultural bonza, mainly based on the folk songs and lores of Barak Valley. Prior to the iugural function, a rally joined by students, teachers, various cultural organizations as well as Lok Manch artists would move around the campus to herald the event, pointed out Sharif uz Zaman Laskar.
In order to add a sort of colour and variety to the celebration and also to provide an opportunity to the visitors a taste of varied sumptuous dishes, a food park would also come up in the campus. Participants to add spice to it would be both government and non government stalls.
Sharif uz Zaman Laskar added to say around fifty artists from Barak Valley would display their talent in presenting their folk songs. It would be from different linguistic and cultural groups consisting of Bengali, Assamese, Dimasa, Nepali, Khasi, tribal communities. There would be traditiol songs and dances. Not only the artists from this valley but also from Kolkata, Agartala, Guwahati and Bangladesh would participate in the celebration. Those who would come from Bangladesh to grace the occasion are Kiran Chandra Roy, Asikur Rahman, Ruma Sarkar, Nurjahan Ali, Chanda Mazumder, from Kolkata would be the well known boul artists Nityanda Khepa. The president of Barak Upatyaka Lok Mancha Sharif uz Zaman Laskar expected the participation of all those who are interested in traditiol songs and dances. He said this valley has a long and hoary tradition of culture and rich heritage. Others associated with the organization, Mabendra Dutta Choudhury, vice president, and Jayita Deb, treasurer. Milan Das, president, Assam University Students’ Union, has expressed his gratefulness to Barak Upatyaka Lok Mancha for coming out with the noble idea of celebrating folk culture in association with Assam University.