GUWAHATI, May 3 - Ekta Utsav 2019 was organised to celebrate Bohag Bihu, the Assamese new year by the Department of Sociology, Royal Global University (RGU) today incorporating the spirit of celebrating the old and welcoming the new year, according to a press release here.
A plethora of cultural items unique to north-east India were showcased by faculty and students from 17 departments of RGU to highlight the interplay of tradition and modernity. Traditional, modern and fusion dances, songs and skits were performed. Mizo bamboo dance, Angami song, Maitai dance, Sema song, Mising dance, Adi warrior dance were some of the items showcased.
Ekta Utsav is a concept of unity in diversity based on cultural, linguistic, social, religious, political, ideological and/or psychological aspects. The Department of Sociology organised the programme to make the students understand the importance and carry forward the traditions, languages, art forms and cultures.
Dance is an important aspect in the lives of people living in this part of the country and hence many age-old dance forms are still practised and kept alive.