A Bargeet Samaroh was held recently under the auspices of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva at Duliajan Club on December 25, 2016. It was organised by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva in association with Duliajan Club. The Sattriya Kendra of Sangeet Natak Akademy sponsored the event.
Several maestros presented Bargeet in full classical style in the Bargeet Samaroh. It was for the first time that such an event was organised in Assam. Every Bargeet took about 20 to 30 minutes to render. The maestros who performed were Nilakanta Burabhakat of Bhogpur Sattra, Majuli, Gunindra Nath Oja of Barpeta, Gopiram Borgayan Oja Burabhakat and Upen Borgayan of Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli, Dhiren Chekonidhara of Narayanpur, Dr Pabitrapran Goswami of Saudkuchi Sattra, Jorhat and Ranjit Bora of Golaghat. The maestros also spoke about Bargeet alongwith their performance and answered questions. The event was started by a performance of Ranjan Bezbaruah of Nagaon, who sang a Bargeet in Sanskrit. Dr Mallika Kandali performed a Sattriya Nritya based on Bargeet. The local artists also rendered a Bargeet.
Earlier the event was inaugurated by Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, President of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva alongwith the devotees from Sattra by lighting ceremonial lamp. There was also an exhibition-cum-sale of Aharya and manuscript paintings made by the trainees of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva in different workshops. Hemaprabha Chutiya's marvellous depiction of Namghosha and Gunamala in cloth were also exhibited in it. She as well as the maestros were felicitated by Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva and Duliajan Club in the function. Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti in his concluding remark hoped that this event will help the Bargeet singers to learn the correct style of rendering them. Pradip Hazarika, co-ordinator of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva welcomed everyone at the outset while Mridu Moucham Bora, Secretary of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva compered the event. Dr Mallika Kandali, Indranil Gayan and Hiranmayee Das Gogoi were the anchors.