GUWAHATI, Nov 18 � The New Delhi chapter of Asom Sattra Mahasabha celebrated Sattriya Sanskriti Divas on November 15 at the Lodhi Road auditorium.
The event was attended by several luminaries of Sattriya culture, including Lt Gen (retd) SK Sinha, former Governor of Assam, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, former Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Sunil Kothari and Dulal Goswami.
While SK Sinha spoke about his love for Assam and role of Srimanta Sankardev in the development of Assamese society, Dr Sunil Kothari spoke about the status of Sattriya Nritya in Hindustani classical dance, while Dulal Goswami presented a brief talk on the growth and the objectives of the Asom Sattra Mahasabha.
In the meantime, the New Delhi chapter of Asom Sattra Mahasabha conferred the title �Karmayogi� to SK Sinha for his selflessness and commitment to his career in the Army, Governor of Assam and as Ambassador of India to Nepal.
Sattriya dance was performed at the function by Dr Anwexa Mahanta and Jhimil Pathak, while Borgeet was presented by Kongkana Mahanta and Dr Dimpy Mahanta. Similarly, Dashavatara Nritya was performed by Charvi Baishya and Nagara Naam (with Thiya Naam) was presented by the Kirtan Sangha of Assam Bhawan, New Delhi.
The organisation has resolved to celebrate the centenary year of Asom Sattra Mahasabha on December 7 at the IGNCA in New Delhi, a press release issued by the organisation�s president Ashokananda Das, said.