GUWAHATI, Nov 16 - The Asom Sattra Mahasabha, Delhi chapter, organised its second Satriya Sanskriti Divas with a two-day programme on November 14-15, a press release received here stated.
On November 14, a Borgeet competition was organised in the Srimanta Sankardev Bhawan at the Qutub Institutional area of the city where participants from various age-groups took part.
On November 15, a colourful cultural programme was organised at the Sri Sathya Sai Auditorium at Lodhi Road, which brought before the august assembly the grandeur of the Satriya tradition and culture shaped by Sankardev and Madhabdev in the 15th-16th centuries in Assam and its vibrant cultivation in the present times that has drawn international attention of late. Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi graced the function as the chief guest. At the beginning, Ashokananada Das, president of Asom Sattra Mahasabha, Delhi chapter felicitated Kejriwal and other dignitaries that included senior government officials and office holders of several social-cultural organisations of the city active in promotion of the culture of Assam and talented artistes.
The cultural programmes began with the �gayan-bayan� and borgeet performed by well-known Satriya artiste from Cipaha Satra of Golaghat district, Gobin Mahanta and his troupe. Arvind Kejriwal spoke about the meaningful tasks taken up by Asom Sattra Mahasabha in consolidation of the society as against divisive forces working in the north-eastern part of India. He also assured to render all possible help required from Government of Delhi towards fulfilment of objectives of ASMD.
Another innovative item was the presentation by the artistes of Jarabari Sattriya Sanskriti Dal from Sivasagar district. Led by Simanta Mahanta, the group�s performance was a mosaic of drama, dance and music that brought forth the varied facets of satriya culture before a very receptive audience.
The satriya dance recital by the students of Mridusmita Das Bora and the and �Maya in Lord Krishna� recital by Sanjukta Barooah were other attractions in the event. The awards to the winners of the borgeet competition were presented by Arvind Kejriwal.
Abhijeet Mahanta, treasurer, Asom Sattra Mahasabha, Delhi chapter, delivered the vote of thanks.