JORABAT, March 31 - A 15-day long Bihu dance workshop, titled �Bihu Nasor Karmasala-2018�, was inaugurated here today by Assamese singer Jina Rajkumari. The dance workshop is being organised by the Dimoria regional unit of the All Assam Students� Union (AASU). On the very first day of the workshop today, around 1,500 children took part. All the children will be given training free of cost on Bihu folk dance and to play dhols.
It may be mentioned here that the students� body conducts such Bihu dance workshops every year to popularise the Assamese folk culture among the new generation. Jatindra Nath Deka, AASU�s Dimoria unit president, said it is an effort by the students� body to save the Assamese culture and make the children of the new generation aware of their rich cultural heritage.
Dipu Zena Sarma, general secretary of the AASU�s Dimoria unit, said the workshop would be concluded on April 13 with a grand closing ceremony, in presence of distinguished guests.
The best candidates will be chosen and a team will also be formed, which will perform in different Bihu functions in and around the region.
The children will be trained by master Rupam Sharma along with Mousumi Pathak.