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Cultural organisation Xashipat stages ‘Mahada Gosai’

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HT Correspondent

MORIGAON, Aug 17: On the occasion of the 77th Independence Day, the distinguished cultural organisation of Morigaon, ‘Xashipat’, staged a captivating child’s play titled ‘Mahada Gosai’ at the District Library. The play, directed by senior artist Ajoy Kr Deka, beautifully depicted the life history of freedom fighter Mahadananda Goswami. The event was inaugurated by district commissioner Devashis Sarma.

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Prominent figures from the Assamese film and theatre industries graced the occasion, including noted actor Jatin Bora, acclaimed Bollywood screenwriter Suman Adhikari (winner of the best story award for the movie ‘Badhaai’), Assamese film director Manuj Mishra, dramatist Dipak Bora, and ‘Master Sidhartha Bata’ awardee Oum Kashyap. The child’s play ‘Mahada Gosai’ mesmerised the audience within the auditorium hall of the District Library.

The event began with the national anthem, followed by patriotic songs and an ankiya dance performance of Mahapurusha Srimanta Sankaradeva by the child artists of Xashipat. During the program, Birinchi Kumar Sharma, chief advisor of Xashipat, DCO Rajib Koiri, Debeswar Goswami, president of Xashipat, and Gyan Muhan Deka, chief technical director of the child play, felicitated the invited guests with traditional gamosas.

The play featured a cast of forty-seven children, with Raj Deka portraying the role of Mahada Gosai. In a special tribute, four senior artists, including musician Nirmal Kalita, cultural worker Bhairav Barua, and actor Jayant Deka, were honoured posthumously. The chief assistant director of the play, Jyotisha Mahanta, hosted the program, accompanied by assistant director Mantu Kr Nath. Musician Sankar Mahanta provided the musical accompaniment for the play.

The event also saw the presence of Harinarayan Deka, Basanta Raj Goswami, Jitu Deka, Bhabananda Mahanta, Nav Kumar Deka, choreographer Prasanna Kumar Medhi, Tapas Bardoli, Utpala Hukai, Nibaran Deka, and photographer Deepankar Nath. The play ‘Mahada Gosai’ was a remarkable showcase of cultural and artistic talent, commemorating Independence Day with great zeal.

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