GUWAHATI, March 4 - The All India FCI Inter-Zonal Cultural Competition-2020, held under the aegis of the Sports Promotion Board, FCI Headquarters and FCI Zonal Sports Promotion Committee (NE), began today with traditional fanfare and fervour at SriSri Madhavdeva International Auditorium of Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, Panjabari.
State DGP Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta presided over the opening ceremony as the chief guest. Mahanta lauded the efforts of FCI in furthering cultural exchanges and exhorted the visiting dignitaries and participating teams to utilise the opportunity and visit the verdant locales of the State. OP Dani, Chief General Manager (Accounts) & Secretary, Sports Promotion Board, FCI Headquarters, New Delhi, Flt Lt (Retd) MK Gogoi, Chief General Manager (North East), FCI, along with several other senior officers and dignitaries were present on the occasion.
Teams from the FCI Headquarters, New Delhi, along with five FCI zones, are participating in the cultural events of dance, singing and instrumental and drama. The drama and instrumentation competitions were held today. Gunakar Dev Goswami and Joly Borah, eminent personalities of Assam in the cultural sphere, were present as judges. The dance and singing competitions will be held tomorrow.
This will be followed by the closing and prize distribution ceremony. Maj Gen Jarken Gamlin, AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC, 51 Sub Area, is likely to be the chief guest at the closing ceremony.