The AMRAPALI (Society for ARTS), one of the northeast India’s most prominent socio-cultural organisation hosted the 2nd CHIMERA 2017 in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Assam in Guwahati. The 1st Dance Competition was organised in both solo and group categories and was scheduled on the 22nd of October at Shilpgram, Guwahati, wherein childrem from Classes I to XII participated with full strength.

From L to R: Marami Bez Baruah, Bhanu Rashmi and Dimple Saikia

The event witnessed some mesmerizing Indian classical dance performances by children of different age groups who participated from varied schools within Guwahati and also from nearby districts. The event was judged by prominent Indian classical dance artistes Ms. Dimple Saikia, Ms. Bhanu Rashmi and Mrs. Marami Bez Barua.

The participants were divided into four categories: Class I – III ; Class IV – VI ; Class VII – IX and Class X – XII. The Solo Dance Competition was upon Indian Classical dance genre and the Group Dance Competition was theme based with any dance genre.

The participants showed promising artistic abilities in their dance rendition and it was a visual treat to watch so many young emerging talents in the State who have been soulfully practicing our Indian traditional heritage.

Pranaame Bhagawati, Founder of AMRAPALI (Society for ARTS)

Founder of Amrapali (Society for ARTS) Mrs. Pranaame Bhagawati says. “The uniqueness of Chimera is that, it is an event which is specifically designed for children and youth to propagate cultural ethics within them as well as to promote the children who practices artistic skills. We are grateful to our supporters as well as to all the participants and their mentors who trusts our vision. Next year, we are planning it on a wider level whilst adding some more competitions and activities.”

The 2nd CHIMERA 2017 will host its Cultural Extravaganza & Prize Distribution Ceremony on October 24th at the District Library, Guwahati from 6:30 pm onwards.

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