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Zubeen Nite celebrated in Kuwait

The Asom Association, Kuwait (AAK) organized “Zubeen Nite”, its inaugural “Rongali Bihu” celebrations on 10th April, 2009. His Excellency Ajai Malhotra, Ambassador, Embassy of India, Kuwait graced the occasion as the Chief Guest. The Chief Guest, Ajai Malhotra and the Guest of Honour Zubeen Garg, prominent singer from India, were felicitated with a bouquet and “Gamusa” presented by Miss Mamta Pradhan, Miss Sneha Khound, Miss Rabbab Rabbani and Miss Indrani Rajkhowa respectively. Garima Garg, Zubeen’s wife, was also felicitated with a bouquet by Miss Prachi Nath.

The programme commenced with the lighting of the Inaugural Lamp by His Excellency Ajai Malhotra, Zubeen Garg, Bharat Nanda (MD, Moashk), Bikash Jyoti Gogoi (President, AAK) and Jayanta Bardalaye (General Secretary, AAK). Gogoi welcomed the guests and dwelt on the significance of the occasion – the first cultural event organized by the Asom Association, Kuwait after its formation on 12th March, 2009. He traced the history of the people of Asom who came to live and work in Kuwait from the sixties onwards. He also outlined the aims and objectives of the Association including the necessity of passing on to the younger generation the traditions and culture of their roots. His Excellency Ajai Malhotra congratulated the community on formally forming an association and expressed his happiness on being part of the inaugural “Rongali Bihu” function. He also encouraged the members to be proactively involved in cultural activities that highlights the rich traditions of the northeastern region of India.


The cultural program started with a chorus, “Ture mure aalukore jatra”, presented by the members of the association. The team comprised of Anjali Rajkhowa, Ronita Dutta, Nilakshi Bora, Masum Rajkhowa, Jeeta Khound, Pranami Bhattacharya, Mamoni Nath, Aruna Dutta, Mouchumi Sharma, Geetashree Kalita, Anupam Rajkhowa, Aghore Bhattacharya, Dr. Debasish Sharma and Navojit Roy. “Ma aami Xadiya loi jamei” was presented as a chorus by Kiki, Khusi, Runjun, Gargi, Tanya, Ankit, Rizwan, Jill and Nupur, children of “Oomola Ghar”, an educational initiative of the association to introduce Axomiya culture to the young generation. This was followed by a group Bihu dance performed by Juhi, Jiri, Kimkim, Jubi and Osin to the tune of “Phul phulise boxontor”, a popular Bihu song by Zubeen.

Then came the moment that everyone was waiting for – Zubeen came on stage and started off with “Mayabini ratir buku”. He also sang a few hindi songs. Gargi, Kiki, Runjun, Khushi and Tanya from “Oomola Ghar” then performed a Bihu dance to the delight of all. A Bharatnatyam recital by Tanaiya was highly appreciated. Arnab Gogoi, Shyamal Barooah and Abhijit Sharma played the popular number “Hiya Diya Niya” as an instrumental medley.

The highlight of the evening was the second performance by Zubeen. He sang “Preetir Xubaxe” playing the guitar and dedicating it to two of his old friends – Bhargab Hazarika and Jayanta Bardalaye now living in Kuwait. He regaled the audience with a number of his popular songs and soon enough, the audience was on its feet.

As a token of appreciation, a memento was presented to Zubeen Garg and Garima Garg by Mamoni Gogoi, Pranita Goswami Devichoudhury and Rupalima Bardalaye on behalf of the Association. Jayanta Bardalaye thanked the Chief Guest and Guest of Honour for their participation and encouragement. He also thanked all the members and area coordinators for their help and co-operation both in forming the association as well as in organizing the function. The programme was compered by Biresh Khound, a senior member of the association.

- Jayanta Bardalaye, General Secretary, Asom Association, Kuwait

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Mowsam Hazarika's picture

Excellant effort to bring Assamese culture to the World.
Sujit Das's picture

Thanks Navajit, for sending me the link. Good to see such association outside country. Tomorrow we are also going to celebrate Rongali Bihu here in UK. Warm Regards Sujit Das
Layan Chandra Hazarika's picture

Congrats!!!! for forming AAK in one of the renowned GCC. A Great event and fabulous, calling our young stars heart through Jubin Garg to your Rongali Bihu celebration. We as Assamese feel proud of all of you and my blessing and best wishes will remain with you. Layan Chandra Hazarika,Banagas,Bahrain
Ashok Kumar Sarmah's picture

It is my pleasure to know that you have observed the Rongali Bihu with our young star Jubin Garg Ashok Kumar sarmah , Qatar
Rituraj Bharali's picture

At the very beginning thanking all the Assamese people living in Kuwait that they have taken a very big step towards living the culture of assam alive.
Babi RON N Jill's picture

Its very nice n well organized .Congrats.
sunit kumar goswami's picture

Its really nice work ......... Assamese rocks the world............ "JAI AAI ASOM"
munindra saikia's picture

A great success for Assamese culture by Zubeen Garg
Khanin Buragohain's picture

"Bharator sontan tumi Akhomir pran probaschat thaki tumi rakhiba Akhomir man" Bahuut huvesharre ---
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