GUWAHATI, Nov 25 � Following its successful hosting of Srimanta Sankardeva Movement in New Delhi, Trend MMS, a cultural body of the State, is organizing �Samannay�, a musical journey aimed at facilitating harmony and integration among the diverse communities of the State.
The event will get under way on December 9 at Neherubali field in Nagaon, followed by a string of performances across the State � at GMCH auditorium, Guwahati, on December 11; at Alaikhungri Garden, Kajolgaon, Chirang, on December 13; and at Boarding Field Sivasagar on December 15.
Leading singers from various communities such as Sulekha Basumatary (Bodo), Tarulata Kutum (Mising), Sajjan Nayak (Tea tribes), Warkung (Karbi), and zikir exponent Bulbul Hussain, among others, will perform during the programme. Joi Barua who came to prominence by singing in famous Bollywood movies like Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Dev D, Udaan, etc., will be an added attraction. Mausam Gogoi, popular Bihu singer, and emerging singer Priyanka Bharali will also be a part of the programme.
��Samannay� is an attempt at reaching out to various tribes and communities of the State and promoting peaceful and harmonious coexistence. We hope it would go a long way in strengthening the bond of amity and brotherhood among the diverse sections of our populace,� Shyamkanu Mahanta of Trend MMS said.
The event would contain an audio-visual documentary on Assam � its history of social harmony initiated by leaders like Sukapaha, cultural and societal fundamentals created by Sankaradeva, the communal harmony strengthened by Ajan Pir, and its cultural fabric taken forward by icons like Jyotiprasad, Bishnu Rabha and Bhupen Hazarika.
Another interesting feature of the event would be �Borgeet� performance in Mising by artistes from Jengraimukh and Majuli; Sattriya performance Bodo artistes; fusion� of music of various tribes; and a music video promoting social harmony.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will attend the event in Guwahati as chief guest.
Trend MMS recently organized the �Srimanta Sankaradeva Movement�- Delhi Initiative, which was organized in collaboration with Assam Association and with support from the Ministry of DoNER, Ministry of Culture, Government of India and the Government of Assam.
The programme was attended by leading politicians, intellectuals, academicians, cultural luminaries of Delhi. One of the highlights of the programme was the declaration by Union Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal that a chapter on Sankaradeva would be introduced in the NCERT courses from the next session onwards.