Altogether 115 artistes from Assam are all set to enthral the crowd showcasing the rich and vibrant cultural heritage of Assam during the special 12-minute slot allotted for them at the upcoming 65th Filmfare Awards in Guwahati.
Assam Tourism Development Corporation(ATDC), chairman Jayanta Malla Baruah informed that the artists will perform on three popular dance forms of the state—the ethnic Bihu, Sattriya and a fusion of folk and tribal dance form.
While 35 dancers will perform the Sattriya dance choreographed by prominent exponents of the classical dance form Jatin Goswami, the Bihu and fusion tribal dance will be performed by 40 artistes each designed by Ranjit Gogoi, acclaimed cultural ambassador of Assam.
According to reports prominent Assam actresses, Gayatri Mahanta and Aimee Baruah will be part of the dance crew.
This is for the first time in six decades that the coveted ‘Black Lady’ along with the best of Indian superstars will move out of Mumbai for the show.
Tickets for Filmfare Awards
The tickets for the awards show are already on sale at the BookMyShow website since February 7th, 2020. The same is also available on the official website of Awesome Assam (www.awesomeassam.org) since 11 am today.
The ATDC will be selling 35 per cent of the total tickets through its website.
The online buyers purchasing tickets on the Awesome Assam website need to get hold of the printed tickets which will be available at Paryatan Bhawan, Paltan Bazar on February 14th, 2020.
It may be recalled that ATDC has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on November 25th, 2019 with the Times Group to organize the glitzy and glamourous Filmfare Awards in Guwahati. The government also informed that fifty per cent of the revenue collected from the sale of tickets for the show would be given to the Chief Minister’s relief fund.
Assam Tourism collaborates with the Ministry of Tourism
The Assam Tourism Department in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism on February 7th, 2020 organized a roadshow in Aloft the Mariott, Bengaluru.
The roadshow had a fruitful business to business between tourism operators of Assam and the tour operators/hoteliers/stakeholders of Karnataka and it’s neighbouring states in the South.
This event was one of the series of the two roadshows held recently at Chennai and Hyderabad.
The Assam delegation was led by Jayanta Malla Baruah, Vice-chairman ATDC Ltd. Navadeep Kalita, Secretary Razvee Hussain and host of other dignitaries.
A cultural troupe showcasing different dance forms of Assam–Tiwa, Bagurumba, Jhumur, and the foot-tapping Bihu dance left the crowd enthralled.
Delivering the welcome address, Barua encouraged the gathering to visit Assam and spoke about the beauty of Assam.
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