GAURIPUR, Aug 12 - A month-long residential workshop on Satriya dance sponsored by the Shrimanta Foundation, Assam in association with the Jinkata Satra situated along the North Bengal border concluded recently. The valedictory ceremony held on the premises of the satra was chaired by Jitendra Nath Pradhani, president, Asam Satra Mahasabha and was attended by Lakshmi Kanta Mahanta, Satradhikar, Madhupur Satra, Coochbehar, Pritam Saikia, Commissioner and Secretary, Cultural Department of Assam, Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, executive trustee of Shrimanta Foundation, Nazrul Islam, Deputy Commissioner Dhubri, Kamaleswar Bhakat, secretary, Jinkata Satra, Journalist Pulin Kalita and a few others. They all lauded the efforts of the Foundation for organising such an important workshop.
The workshop was attended by 70 trainees coming from Madhupur, Haripur, Simlabari, Satrasal, Jinkata, Golakganj and Gauripur. They were imparted training by Pitambar Barbayan on mati akhara, song, dance, instruments and acting. Certificates for participation were also distributed among the trainees by the dignitaries.
The trainees staged the Ram Bijoy drama, written by Mahapurush Shrimanta Sankardev before a packed audience coming from different areas of the locality. Dipankar Mahanta, secretary of the Shrinmanta Foundation paid his gratitude to the people of the area, who whole heartedly participated in the concluding ceremony.