Guwahati (Assam), Feb 18: On the occasion of International Mother Language Day, ByatikramGroup celebrated the ”17 th Edition of Bhasha Sanskriti Milan Utsav on Friday at ITA Machkhowa, here .
The programme was organized to raise awareness on the need to preserve and promote one’s mother tongue through the medium of literature and performing arts.
The programme started with a silent prayer remembering the late artists and legendary singers Lata Mangeshkar, Bappi Lahiri, Apurbo Bezbaruah ; Sandhya Mukhopadhyay in presence of the eminent guests which included Dr. Bedabrata Pathak, CMD, Gate Hospitals; Shankar Lal Goenka, Eminent Film maker and Social Activist; Manisha Hazarika, Eminent Singer; Dr. Shah Mohammad Tanvir Mansur, Assistant High Commissioner of Bangladesh in Guwahati; Sankha Subhra Dev barman, Renowned Poet; Novelist; Swapnanil Barua, Former IAS; Dr. Banani Choudhury, Director, GATE Hospitals, Dr.Rakesh Das, Orthopaedic Surgeon; Arman Sheikh, Entrepreneur; Sushanta Chakraboty, Centre Head, IAM Guwahati; Swarnali Choudhuri, Entrepreneur ; Social Activist, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Actor; Kamal Dey, Social Activist; Suvendu Banerjee, Music Composer and Singer .
The cover of the book ‘ Sammanana Grantha’ by poet and Novelist ,Sankha Shubra Devbarman’ was also released. .
The evening consisted of scintillating performance by renowned singer Iman Chakraborty, a National Awardee who bagged the National Film Award for Best Female Playback Singer in the year 2017 for her Bengali song ‘Tumi Jaake Bhalobasho’from the filim Praktan .
With different styles and techniques and her diverse ability, the National Award-winning singer enthralled the audience with variety of songs .
“I believe that languages are the roots for the perseverance of the cultural, social, traditional, and religious traditions. Therefore, it is the utmost necessity to preserve the language as it plays a vital role in preserving the culture, said Sankha Subhra Devbarman, Regional Director, Ministry of Tourism (North East), Govt. Of India.
“We have organized the cultural programme to observe the ”17 th Edition of Bhasha Sanskriti Milan”. Our basic priority is to facilitate the promotion of all the regional languages. Nowadays, the new generation tends to ignore their mother tongue, which is in reality the language that enables us to express our thoughts and feelings . Every language is important and there has to be a collective effort to preserve it. Many dialects are nearing extinction because we are not using them as much as we should.” said Dr. Saumen Bharatiya, Patron-in-Chief of the Byatikram Group.