government’s policy of ‘One India, Great India’ the ‘Spring Festival’ is a first step towards strengthening the cultural ties between Maharashtra and Assam. Both Maharashtra and Assam have a lot in common and there are many Assamese living in Pune alone, “said Vishal Solanki, Deputy Director General of Yashada.
He was speaking during the ‘Spring Festival’ which was jointly organized by Asomi, an organization of Assamese citizens in Pune and Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Performing Arts on the occasion of Bihu and Gudi Padva held at Bharati Vidyapeeth at Paud Road.
Guest of Honour, Vijaymala Kadam, President, School Committee, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Dr. Mahadev Sagare, Jt. Secretary, Bharati Vidyapeeth, Sharangdhar Sathe, Director of Bharti Vidyapeeth School of Performing Arts, Members of Asomi including Sameeran Fukan, President, Mosami Bora, Vice President, Rajib Borkotoki, General Secretary, other members including Deepshikha Fukan, Colonel Tarun Bora, Jagruti Goswami and Professor Dr. Devika Borthakur were present during the event.
Vijaymala Kadam said, “It is really admirable that this program has been organized with a unique combination of Marathi and Assamese arts. Each state has its own art and its traditional dresses with its own beauty.One can experience Assamese art while staying in Pune.”
Sharangdhar Sathe said, “We always teach dance forms like Kathak and Bharatnatyam. For the first time outside India, ours is the only University which has included Satreeya dance form of Assam in our syllabus for graduation and the post graduation course from this academic year.”
During the program, Assamese songs like ‘Porbate Porbate Bigabo Paru Moi’, ‘Latpat Tujh Chalanam’, ‘Reshmachya Regane’ and ‘Dekha Ek Khwaab To Yeh Silsile Hue’ were performed by the students of Bharati Vidyapeeth School of Performing Arts.
The Assamese Bihu dance and other dance forms performed as well as the combined presentation of Thespian, a genre of Assamese and Maharashtrian folk music won the hearts of the audience.
In the first half, the organizers also conducted a drawing, music and dance competition for school children with subjects on North Eastern states in which more than 150 students from various schools participated.