GUWAHATI, Jan 3 - Aimed at rejuvenating Assamese culture and tradition, a website, www.asomiya-kristi.in, was formally launched in Jorhat today, an email received here stated.
The above was informed at a press meet held at the Jail Road-based Jorhat Press Club today.
The website was prepared by Dr Pradip Neog, noted researcher and writer of Assamese folk culture under the banner of Asomiya Kristi Bikash Trust.
The website offers a wide range of facilities like folk literature, including Naam Ghosha, besides a collection of over 3,000 Phokora-jojona, more than 4,000 Bihu Naam, Dakor-Boson, besides a number of articles in English on Bihu festival and its related culture.
The facilities also include profile galleries on folk artistes, information on folk-based organisations, and the names of judges of various forms of folklore competitions of Assam.
E-books in Assamese, and uploading of varieties of folk music are some other facilities made available in the website. The site also offers provision for advertisement of Assamese traditional items.
An e-magazine titled Barnadhya covering various aspects of Assamese traditional culture will also be published just before the ensuing Bohag Bihu. A Discussion Fora on five crucial aspects of Assamese culture as Facebook pages is another initiative.
Dr Seuji Bora Neog is the Associate Director, while Dr Sajib Borua is the Publicity Secretary of the website, which is supported by a dedicated team of technical personnel. Significantly, Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora happens to be a distinguished trustee.