LUMDING, Aug 16 � A five-day NE Rabindra-Nazrul-Sukanta-Jyoti Prasad Janma Jayanti (birth anniversary) was celebrated from August 1-5 at New Colony, Lumding. The event was organised by Boys Union and Plaban�s cultural wing.
More than 300 contestants in different age groups participated in the contest on songs and dances on Rabindranath- Nazrul, Jyotiprasad-Sukanta, Art, recitation, tabla, etc. Everyday after the contests, songs, dances and dramas were performed by the local and guest artists. The judges were hired from different places.
The function was inaugurated with a song rendered by Plaban�s cultural wing, just after the garlanding of the portraits of Rabindra-Nazrul, Sukanta-Jyoti Prasad, along with lighting of the traditional lamp.
The highlight of the first day was Ekti Abastab Galpa a one-act drama, produced by �Amra Sabai� drama group and directed by Swapan Kar, MLA, Lumding LAC. The highlights of the second day were dance drama Karna Kunti Sambad, produced and directed by Purnima Dey, and Giti Natya- Lalan Fakir composed and directed by Mantu Lal Acharjee and staged by �Plaban�.
The highlights of the third day were dances by the artists of Komal Gandhar Music College and a one-act drama Jalthakurar bor directed by Sunil Majumdar and staged jointly by Plaban and Kalasangam. The highlight of the fourth day was a drama Thakbaj, staged by guest artists from outside Lumding in collaboration with local artists. A dance drama Chitrangada staged by Kamal Gandhar Music College and directed by Chandan Deb Roy, famous dancer of Assam was also staged.
The prizes were distributed among the successful candidates on the concluding day on August 5. The chief guest of the function was Santanu Roy Choudhury, professor, Pandu College. The other honourable guests were Prithviraj Datta, retired principal, Lumding College, president of the function, Ajit Sen, retired general manager of UBI, Bimal Karmakar, social worker and founder member of the Boys Union. All were felicitated by the organisers of the function. All of them, among others, also spoke on the occasion.
The highlight of the concluding day were songs performed by �Plaban� and dances, produced by Nrityan Sanskritic Gosthi from Silchar.