GUWAHATI: Residents and locals of a village in Tinsukia district have expressed their immense love for singer Zubeen Garg by constructing a bridge made with bamboos and also naming it after him.
According to reports, the “Zubeen Garg bridge” will connect Thepabari with Tengapani and several other villages to mark the way.
The bridge is important to ease the life of around 300 to 400 people who have to cross the river every day.
A devastating flood in 1992 had swept away houses as well as the bridge that was earlier there. Since then, there was no replacement for the residents.
Meanwhile, Zubeen wrote a thanksgiving message on his official Facebook account stating, “My respect and salute to the people of Kakopathar for this overwhelming love and affection for me. Planning to come on Feb 29 to inaugurate it”.
Zubeen will be inaugurating the bridge on February 29.
It is worth mentioning that the singer has been actively taken part in anti-CAA agitations throughout the state. The singer has been criticizing both the Centre and Assam Government for bringing the Act. He has been uniting the artistes’ community to join the ongoing movement.
He has lent his voice to an English music video with an aim to garner global support against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The music video titled “Motherland” focuses on the ongoing socio-political situation of Assam and the rest of the Northeast, has been made available on YouTube recently. The video is a product of band Cosmic Horizon.
The song begins with a wake-up call to “My own people to speak to anyone who so- wiped out from our own motherland.” It goes on, “Whenever I look around all I see is unrest in my land” and asks all the people of every nation “Can’t you hear our SOS?”. The song says the land of Assam needs to be saved as “it is in filthy hand.” The music video shows people hitting the streets braving police baton, many holding gamosa and placards with anti-CAA slogans. According to the band Cosmic Horizon the music video is a “humble & sincere musical effort” to draw people’s attention at the national and international arena for a permanent and final justice on the illegal migration issue.