The All Assamese Students Association (AASA) in New Delhi recently organized its annual cultural extravaganza, ‘Bohagi Utsav’ depicting the quintessence of bohag or the rongali bihu. Hundreds of students from the northeast region residing in Delhi come together at the annual cultural extravaganza. The event was organized by AASA with an aim to ensure that the students staying away from home do not miss out on the festivities.
To give that homely feeling to the students and to breach the cultural gap between northeast and the mainland India is the main motto according to Mrigen J Kashyap, GS of AASA. AASA vice president Debashish Kashyap said on the occasion that the indigenous ‘Bihu’ tradition is shying away. Young people of this generation are not aware of our indigenous ‘Bihu’ culture.
A dance drama was also showcased by a group of talented artists, primarily to help the youngsters understand the significance of ‘Bihu. A series of cultural performances by renowned Assamese singer Neel Aakash, who belted out some hits including ‘Buku hum hom Kare’ were also witnessed. Tribute was paid to legendary singers like Jayanta Hazarika, Archana and Khagen Mahanta, whose contribution has been immense in the field of art and culture. Extraordinary performances of traditional ‘Bihu’ dances such as Jeng Bihu, Husori by highly spirited boys and girls and Assamese folk dances were exhibited.
Shiv Sarkar, Secretary of Arts and Culture Society, Zakir Hussain College said that the best part of this celebration is the unity among the students and that all are very much well cultured. People from all walks of life gathered to experience the true culture and spirit of Assam.