The biggest event for children and youth, the 2nd CHIMERA 2017 Cultural Extravaganza and Prize Distribution Ceremony organised by AMRAPALI (Society for ARTS)® ended with grandeur and colourful participation on October 24, 2017 at District Library, Guwahati. The event was organized in collaboration with the Department of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Assam, recognized by Shri Shri Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli and Media Partnered by Asomiya Pratidin.
The Chimera is an annual event that is specifically centered within the artistic potentialities of children and youth, inviting applications for different participating fields like Greeting Card Making, Poster Making, Colouring, Handwriting, etc. from classes Nursery to XII. The 2nd Chimera 2017 was inaugurated by Mr. Preetom Saikia (IAS) Commissioner and Secretary, Govt. of Assam as the Chief Guest. The Special Guests were Dr. Anjana Goswami, Founder of Ashadeep Organisation; Mrs. Ranjumoni Saikia, eminent Sattriya danseuse and Dr. Shyamal Prasad Saikia (IPS) Superintendent of Police, Bureau of Investigation (E.O).
This year the Dance Competition for Solo and Group is a new inclusion at Chimera for classes I to XII, which was hosted at Shilpgram, Guwahati on October 22, 2017. An event of this stature is a must to promote the innate artistic skills within children and propagate aesthetic understandings amidst the upcoming generation.
Founder of AMRAPALI (Society for ARTS), Pranaame Bhagawati says that, “It is such a great feeling to witness children, their parents and institutions as well as mentors/Gurus coming forward and celebrating every essence of the Chimera. With each passing year, we are growing with love and trust that we receive from our participants. Next year we will be having more competitions and varieties. I’m thankful to our supporters for all the help and concerns extended towards this event.”
The Cultural Extravaganza and Prize Distribution Ceremony started with an invocation dance composition named ‘Om’, by Amrapali Institute of Arts and choreographed by its Founder and Artistic Director, Pranaame Bhagawati. The evening was further followed with some beautiful performing arts rendition of group dance by Iconic Hills Dance Academy and Rodali Dance Academy; Sattriya dance and chorus by children from Ashadeep organization and solo Manipuri dance recital from Karuna Dance Academy.