Sharmistha Mukherjee to perform today
SILCHAR, November 23: The renowned danseuse Sharmistha Mukherjee will perform tomorrow at Rajiv Bhavan as part of the programme ‘Bharatiyam 2 Northeast’ which is being organized here Byatikaram Masdo in association with Skilltree Consortium
Centre of Arts and Culture.
Soumen Bharatiya, president of Byatikaram MASDO, while interacting with the media persons today said that this year Bharatiyam, the dance programme is into its second year and last year it was held in Guwahati. Kathak exponent Sharmistha Mukherjee had also performed in the first edition of the programme.
He added to say that the dancers from Barak Valley would be an integral part of the programme, the main motto of which is to
encourage and promote the art and culture of Northeast India and to bridge the gap between the people of Brahmaputra and Barak Valley.
Sharmistha Mukherjee who happens to be the daughter of Pranab Mukherjee, President of India, will perform on two poems written by Rabindranath Tagore and Percy Shelley. The poems are Borsho Shesh by Tagore and Shelley’s Ode to the West Wind.
The title for the dance performance by Mukherjee is Brishti Jhor O Shoroter Pataguli.
The dance programme will also feature the performance of Soumitra Sankar Choudhury, a renowned dancer, who will perform on Runner, a famous poem written by Sukanta Bhattacharjee. A special performance choreographed by Chandan Mazumdar of Nritayan, a socio–cultural organization of Silchar will also be a part of the event. Besides, Kalakshetra Music College will render
inaugural song and will perform two classical dance items.
Bharatiya pointed out that it would also be the occasion to hand over books written by the poets and writers of Northeast worth Rs 10,000 to each of the eleven schools and colleges of the valley. These institutes are GC College, Cachar College, Silchar Women’s College, Poilapool Nehru College, Santosh Mohan Dev College, Silchar Don Bosco, Narsing HS School, Government Girls’ HS School, Hiranprabha Dev Sishu Mandir, Holy Cross School and Netaji Bidyaniketan.
According to Soumen Bharatiya, if the people of the Northeast do not read their writers then how would they get the recognition in the country? He added that their main motive behind this initiative was to encourage the younger generation to
read the innovative and literary works of the writers from the Northeast. Source: The Sentinel