Dhaga, a socio-cultural organization in north Indian state of Silchar, in collaboration with Lions Club of Silchar Centurion, Leo Club of Silchar Signature and Aahvaan, recently conducted its annual function titled ‘Nostalgia—a journey down the memory lane’, which was like a whiff of fresh air for the youngsters and residents of Silchar. After around eight months, a colourful cultural event was organized at Gandhi Bhawan, near Park Road.
The programme was aptly titled ‘Nostalgia—a journey down the memory lane’ as Dorothy Kar crooned Lucky Ali’s celebrated number, which took the audience down the memory lane. Her rendition of songs, which formed an integral part of the programme, was loved by all.
The event, conducted with gaiety and grandeur, marked the second anniversary of Dhaga. Due to the coronavirus restrictions, they could not organise the event earlier. They had to curtail it, keeping in view of the COVID-19 protocols.
Dancers Mishmita Samajpati, Sangsmita Nath Mazarbhuiya and Semington Mishra kept the audiences spellbound through their mesmerising performances. Avantika and Bhagyashree, two more dancers, also enthralled the people present. ‘Let’s take off’, an instrumental band also performed. Musical bands ‘Madly Bangali’ and ‘Tarun Sangha’ performed several beautiful songs.
Among the guests were frontline BJP leader Dipayan Chakraborty, Proprietor Hotel Ellora Swarnali Choudhary, Lion’s Club Regional Chairman Ipshita Dutta, Lion’s Club Zonal Chairperson Shakhi Bhattacharjee, Eminent Advocate Imad Uddin Bulbul, Social Activist Sabyasachi Rudragupta, Shankar Prasad Chakraborty, Film-maker Bhargab Choudhury, Social Acvitist Joydeep Chakraborty, Activist Tarun Sangha, Activist Ajoy Roy, Journalist from Eastern Chronicle Shanku Sharma.
They lauded the efforts of all the members of Dhaga.
Joydeep Chakraborty suggested Dhaga should take the noble initiative of adopting a village.
Dhaga has been working for almost a year now and has been very active socially and culturally by doing projects like ‘feed the hunger’, ‘distribution of clothes during Durga Puja’, ‘distribution of ration items, facial masks and necessary equipment’ during the lockdown period and ‘distributing blankets in winter season’.
They also organised several online events during the lockdown period. ‘Nostalgia’ was one of the first youth-related events post lockdown period. The event, which was graced by the presence of dignitaries from various walks of life, featured 20 performers. Nikita Banik of Dreams Celebrations was also present.
At present, Dhaga has a total number of 48 members in their group. The group members include Anupriya Chakraborty – President, Pratanu Purkaystha – Secretary, Raj Bhattacharjee, Tanika Das, Biprojyoi Chakraborty, Sonia Bhowmik, Arpita Roy, Tapashi Dey, Ronak Dam, Diya Rajbongshi, Srimoy Bhattacharjee, Shabornee Dey, Souvik Chakraborty, Abhishek Chakraborty, Aditi Roy, Roshni Kanoi, Kamlesh Chakraborty, Soumyajit Dutta Chowdhury, Anish Dutta, Pritam Roy, among others.
When they started their journey on July 6, 2019, there were only 11 members in their group. Dhaga works with an aim to provide a platform to the youths of Barak Valley and also to uplift the society by providing need-based service projects.