The city will get a glimpse of the culture of Assam and all that makes that place. Srimanta Sankaradeva Movement, Mumbai initiative 2014, a day-long event, will be held at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) on May 18.
The event is being jointly organised by the NCPA and Trend MMS, a socio-cultural trust of Assam. The programme, which is open to all, requires prior registration at the spot as it is on first-come basis.
"The programme will have two parts to it. The first will be on Srimanta Sankaradeva, the 15th century saint who united Assam as one society and the second part in the evening will showcase the culture of our beautiful state in the form of songs, dance and drama," said Shyamkanu Mahanta, chief organiser of the event.
The first part will see a discussion on the relevance of the saint in modern times by Vaishnavite scholars like Dr Sunil Kothari, governor of Assam JB Patnaik, film-maker and IPS Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, actor Adil Hussain and brand ambassadors of Sankaradeva Movement Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and actor Victor Banerjee etc. It would be followed by an interaction with the Mumbai-based media.
In the evening, reputed Marathi singer Ashwini Bhide Deshpande and Bhajan Samarat Anup Jalota would perform Borgeet. A dance drama, Chordhora Jhumura, will be performed by Assamese actresses like Barasharani Bishaya, Tanvi Sarma, Madhurima Choudhury under the direction of Dr Nirupoma Mahanta. Famous Naga folk singer Guru Reuban Masangva would perform fusion music with Kalpana Patowary. Bihu would be performed on violin by Sunita Khaund Bhuyan and Zubin Garg will entertain the audience with his melodious voice.
The programme will be free of cost. People will have to come at least an hour before to register themselves. The evening programme starts at 6.30pm. For more details: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Srimanta-Sankaradeva-Movement/294020974082255.