On the occasion of 70th Republic Day, Sattriya – one the traditional Hindu classical dance forms of India – will mesmerize the audience at the Delhi Republic Day parade on January 26.
The Delhi Republic Day parade is the largest and most important of the parades marking the Republic Day celebrations in India.
A 12-member team from Assam is going to perform. The dance will be choreographed by Ranjit Gogoi. The team will perform on a song sung and composed by musical maestro Bhupen Hazarika.
The team members include Mousumi Borah, Mitali Haloi, Mridusmita Dutta, Sonica Hazarika, Barasha Bordoloi, Nayana Das, Doweldita Tamuli, Rupa Kaushik and Jayashree Duwarah.
“We all are extremely grateful to the cultural department of Assam, Directorate of Cultural affairs, Govinda Baishya, nodal officer, cultural affairs of Assam, and Gogoi, our guide, for giving us this opportunity to be a part of this grand event,” said Mridusmita while speaking to TIME8.
The team has reached New Delhi on January 14 and are now busy with rehearsals under the guidance of Binanda Baruah, group leader.
Sattriya, or Sattriya Nritya, is originated in the eastern state of Assam. It is a dance-drama performance art with origins in the Krishna-centered Vaishnavism monasteries of Assam, and attributed to the 15th century Bhakti movement scholar and saint named Srimanta Sankardev.