Assamese community residing in the Silicon City of Bangalore headed by Assam Society of Bangalore had recently celebrated Shree Shree Durga Puja for the third consecutive year. This year the venue was a Govt. Ground in Koramangala, the heart of Bangalore. It was a 5 days mega event well mixed with Devi Worship, Bhog and Cultural Extravaganzas. The purohits were invited from Dergaon, Assam to give the Assamese Community here the real feeling of Durga Puja the way they celebrate back home.
The cultural team left no stone unturned to make each of the four cultural nights a memorable one. From Borgeet to Negera Naam, Bihu to Arabian Folk Dance, Bharat Natyam to Shatriya Dance, Mizo Bamboo Dance to Yakshagana (Kannada folk dance), Assamese songs to Rock Music, Modern Dance to DJ Dandiya everything were included in the cultural programs. On the Maha Navami night ASoB Members had performed a thought provoking Assamese one act play that earned well appreciation form the audience. Kannada Cine Star Nirup Bhandari was the chief guest of Navami Cultural Night. Society members also performed a Bihu Husori showcasing rich cultures of Assamese tribes.
Late Bhupen Hazarika’s Bistirno Parore was sung in a multilingual chorus (Assamese, Hindi and Bengali) as a tribute to the legend. During this Puja through the yearly souvenir “Shree”, ASoB had also taken a noble initiative of connecting other Assamese societies/associations in India. Assam Association of- Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Vadodara, Gurgaon, Delhi had offered special best wishes messages for the Souvenir ‘Shree’. President of Kolkata Assamese Cultural Association and Secretary of Assam Association Vadodara had attended the Puja Celebration.