MUMBAI, May 18: The teachings of Srimanta Sankardeva reached Mumbai on Sunday with the third edition of the “Srimanta Sankardeva Movement” promoted by Trend MMS, a reputed socio cultural trust based in Assam, being held in the country’s financial capital in collaboration with NCPA, a well-known group promoting art and culture in the country. The event turned out to be a huge success a midst the presence of music maestros Dr Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, Pritam, Lalit Pandit, Anup Jalota, Hariharan, Gulzar Saab, Imtiaz Ali, Hariharan, Pritam, Shantanu Moitra, Resul Pookutty Zubeen Garg, Kalpana Lazmi,Victor Banerjee, Adil Hussain.
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The movement was started out as an ambitious attempt to promote the ideals of the 15th century saint from Assam and to propagate the culture of the State across India.
Shyamkanu Mahanta, organizer of the Srimanta Sankardeva Movement programme, said, “Mahapurush Sankardeva, the greatest Assamese of all time, was a versatile personality – a saint, poet, dramatist, actor, sculptor, painter and most importantly, a social reformer – who united the heterogeneous society of Assam. However, we felt that this multifaceted genius hasn’t got his recognition outside Assam, hence the need for a movement such as this. We have been really overwhelmed by the kind of response we have received in Mumbai.”
The day-long event featured a discussion on 'Relevance of Srimanta Sankardeva in Modern India' which was addressed by reputed Vaishnavite scholar Dr Sunil Kothari, Governor JB Patnaik, senior police officer Bhaskarjyoti Mahanta, actor Adil Hussain, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and actor Victor Banerjee and followed by an interaction with Mumbai-based media.
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Dr Sunil Kothari
In the evening a cultural programme was organised showcasing the culture of Assam. Reputed Marathi singer Ashwini Bhide Deshpande, ‘Bhajan Samarat’ Anup Jalota performed Borgeet in the function, Guru Reuban Masangva, Kalpana Patowary and Zubeen Garg perform as well at the function.
It also witness performance by Assamese actresses like Barasharani Bishaya, Tanvi Sarma and Madhurima Choudhury.
NCPA Mumbai witness an evening of colorful cultural performance of the best of Assam. Unprecedented gathering of people of various types, few of India's best musical personalities performed participated perhaps never before in one platform showcasing Assam.