GUWAHATI, Sept 5 - Anuprerona, a socio-cultural organisation, felicitated Sattriya culture exponent Govinda Saikia at a function held at the Institute of Engineers on Tuesday.
He was conferred the Prof Sailen Saikia Memorial Award in recognition of his distinguished services for popularising and publicising the glory of Sattriya culture outside Assam.
The function was presided over by DN Chakravartty, president of Anuprerona.
Writer and cultural activist Ratna Ojah, while addressing the function as the chief guest, appreciated the initiative of Anuprerona in promoting the Sattriya culture in particular and the Assamese music and culture in general. He appealed to the younger generation to devote more attention to proper study and glorification of the Sattriya culture, not only within Assam but also outside the State and abroad.
Nilu Gogoi, the first Assamese woman flautist, enthralled the audience with her rendering of borgeet and Bhupendra Sangeet.
Deepjyoti Saikia, secretary of Anuprerona, read out the citation and presented a gamosa, sarai and seleng sador to Saikia.
Saikia thanked Anuprerona for honouring him and appealed to the people to be more conscious about the need for promoting the cause of the Assamese culture in general and the Sattriya music and dance in particular.