A fortnightly workshop on Goalpariya Folk Dance was held here at Barpeta from Aug 12/09 to Aug 26/09 organized by The Directorate of Cultural Affairs at the premises of Barpeta Cultural Centre. On this occasion the valediction programme was also held on Aug 27/09 at Barpeta Sankar hall The programme was conducted by Naren Dutta, I/C, Cultural officer, Barpeta wheras noted littérateur Akshay Kr. Misra was present as chief guest and Nripen Roy, District Museum Officer, Barpeta present as appointed speaker. Earlier the trainer of the workshop Bhuban Roy was felicitated. Addressing from the seat of appointed speaker Nripen Roy said about the wide variety of historical and culture of Goalpriya Folk songs and dances. He praised the cultural centre of Barpeta for such type of workshops.addressing in the meet chief guest Akshay Kr. Misra said that during this time of ill culture such type of workshop will make our culture resourceful. He added that the process of giving the knowledge of our own culture is always welcomed. In this meet so many leading citizens were also present.