From Our Correspondent
Silchar, March 14: The two–day–long multi–lingual song fair organised by Star Musical Group concluded here today with the performance of scores of singing groups and well–known singers of the valley. The fair was held at Gandhi Bhawan of the town. Nilotpal Choudhury, the executive director of Sanka Press Pvt Ltd iugurated the fair yesterday. He was accompanied by musician Mridul Mazumdar and Amarendra Chakraborty, poet Gopal Choudhury, singer Ajoy Bhattacharjee, and ward commissioner Birobrato Roy, among others, on the dais. While addressing the gathering at the iugural ceremony, Nilotpal Choudhury appreciated the efforts of the members of Star Musical Group for organising the event. He said in order to do good works; one has to go through lots of barriers and obstacles. According to him, to practice culture there is a need of likeminded people to come together. “Only likeminded people will come to the fair and they will only take forward the legacy,” he added. It was his view that there was a need of organising such event where the people belonging to different languages would come on single platform. This will create a sense of unity among the people. He hoped that the multi–lingual song fair would be held every year continuously. “We call this part of the country as ‘Ishan Bangla’, which stands for a self identified cultural society and with these kinds of attempts we can create bigger cultural platform,” said Mridul mazumdar. On behalf of the organiser, Biprojyoti Purkayastha said that they had first thought to organise a bit different event and thus they had planned to hold multi–lingual song fair, which is being organised since last year. He also highlighted the problems and obstacles they faced while organising the fair. He said that they would try to hold the event at least once in a year in the future. Sujit Kumar Das in his speech said that a strong association between the diverse cultures of this region is possible only with a healthy cultural exchange and he praised the organizers for taking this initiative. Other invited guests also have praised the initiative, while local Bengali music band Dalchoot presented melodious Tagore songs followed by some Manipuri and Bhojpuri songs.