JORHAT, Jan 2: The All Assam Bhaona Samaroh-2010, organized by historic Auniati Xatra is started with the ‘Pravati kriton’ at ‘Monikanchan Rangakshetra’ in Majuli yesterday morning. Auniati Xatradhikar Dr Pitambor Dev Goswami hoisted the ‘Dhrmadhaja’ of the momentous event followed by the lighting of lamps by the other xatradhikars of the Majuli based xatras. Natun Kamalabari Xatradhikar Dr Narayan Dev Goswami, participated in the programme among others.
Inaugurating the bhaona samaroh Bhaba Goswami, vice-president of Assam Xatra Mahasabha said in his speech that, the culture and traditions of Sankardev culture is always contemporary for the existing Assamese society. He said, “The Bhaona culture promulgated by Srimanta Sankardeva is a unique creation to the Assamese nation which helps us to hold the unity of the society.” Tapan Kumar Gogoi, president of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), who participated the inaugural meeting as invited guest also spoke about the relevance of Sankardeva culture in the Assamese society and said that, this extraordinary creation of the great saint has been helping us to maintain the unity and integrity of our Assamese nation. He informed the gathering that, the AASU has finally decided to go ahead with the help of Sankari culture in the forthcoming days.
A souvenir titled– Muktimangal is also released by AASU president Sankar Prasad Roy in the meeting held on the occasion. Three other books namely- Dr Sri Sri Pitambor Dev Goswami by Kamal Dutta, Ek Saran Bhagawati Bhakti Aru Guru Bhatima Tutoi Bhabartha by Dharmeswar Namlogua and the special issue of Sanskrit Pallab were also released in the inaugural session of the samaroh.
In the meeting, Oua Xatra Xatradhikar Sarat Chandra Goswami and AASU Jorhat district president Biren Saikia was also present among others. The Auniati Xatra has been organizing the All Assam Bhaona Samaroh since 2006. Many bhaona teams from across the State have been participating in the statewide competition. In this year, as many as 21 teams from various parts of the State participated the competition held in the riverine island. THE SENTINEL