Guwahati, Apr 28 UNI | 3 months ago

Sankaradeva Movement, to highlight the teachings and works of Vaishnavite scholar Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva outside Assam, would be hosted in Mumbai next month.

The previous two editions of the programme were organised in Delhi and Bengaluru in 2012 and 2013 respectively with support from Assamese community in these areas.

The Mumbai event will be a daylong programme with a discussion during the day on relevance of Sankaradeva in Modern India, to be addressed by reputed Vaishnavi scholars like Dr. Sunil Kothari, Governor of Assam JB Patnaik, filmmaker and top police officer Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, actor Adil Hussain, Brand Ambassadors of Sankaradeva Movement - Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and actor Victor Banerjee, among others.

It would be followed by interaction with Mumbai based media, a statement said here.

In the evening, a Cultural Programme has been organised showcasing the colorful culture of Assam initiated by Sankaradeva.

Reputed Marathi singer Ashwini Bhide Despande and Bhajan Samarat Anup Jalota would perform Borgeet in the function which would be hosted by famous TV presenter Sidharth Kak.

Dance Drama 'Chordhora Jhumura' performed by top Assamese actresses would also be performed.

Famous Naga Folk singer Guru Reuban Masangva would perform fusion music with Kalpana Patowary.

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan would give sarod tribute to Sankaradeva followed by Bihu in violin by Sunita Khaund Bhuyan and performance by Assam's heartthrob Zubin Garg.

Well known Assamese singer Khagen Mahanta would be felicitated for his contribution towards Assamese culture during the event.

Assamese cultural personalities in Mumbai like Amrit Pritam, Dhrubajyoti Phukon, Debojit Changmai, Jatin Sarma would be fecilitated during the event.

Sankaradeva Movement is an ambitious attempt to promote the ideals of Sankaradeva and the culture of Assam across India.

(Posted on 28-04-2014)