The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Govt. of India in collaboration with South Point School, Barsapara, Guwahati recently organised a mesmerising Dance and Musical Recital by Artistes from Mongolia under the 8th International Dance & Music Festival arranged and organised by the ICCR, New Delhi. The performance concert was successfully held on January 11, 2018 at the South Point School, Barsapara amidst an energetic audiences as well as invited guests.

Artistes from Mongolia with the students of South Point School, Guwahati. PC: Anjan Deka
Artistes and guests lighting the lamp in presence of Pranaame Bhagawati, Regional Officer, ICCR (Guwahati). PC: Anjan Deka

The group from Mongolia comprised of 10 artistes including 8 dancers and 2 musicians. The concert was inaugurated by Mr. Krishnanjan Chanda, Principal, South Point School and Mr. Soumen Bharatiya from Byatikram Group in presence of Mrs. Pranaame Bhagawati, Regional Officer, ICCR, Guwahati. The artistes’ group showcased extremely eye catching movements and deliberate artistic cultural potentialities. The dancers very precisely changed their costumes for each of their performances without losing time and chance before their entry upon the stage. The artistes were Zolsaikhan Enkhjargal, Sanjaajav Myanganbuu, Bilguundalai Ganzorig, Amarjargal Enkhtuya, Byambanorov Chuluunbaatar, Ganbaatar Dashdondov, Otgon Altangerel, Avirmed Naidansuren, Uuganzaya Chimeddorj and Otgonjargal Purevjav. The 2 musicians performed intricately well practised vocal rendition and coordination along with their musical instruments.


Artistes from Mongolia performing their dances. PC: Anjan Deka

The group at many times performed showcasing their traditional cult that dealt with celebration of hunting, feasting and also romanticism. The male dancers flawlessly swirled their body in the air and performed few acrobatic stunts. The beautiful danseuses gracefully moved their hands and body onto their melodious traditional music portraying some of their merry making and festivities.

Pranaame Bhagawati added, “Bringing in foreign delegation amidst our upcoming generation is to make them aware of Cultural Diplomacy and how importantly cultural exchange programmes play a vital role in India’s diplomatic relation. We are very happy with the energy of the crowd and indeed the performers loved performing. I’m very much happy with its success and optimistic to many more coming ahead.” Mr. Krishnanjan Chanda, Principal of South Point School says, “We are happy and honoured to collaborate with the esteemed ICCR and without doubt, bringing in such a concert surely develops new thoughts and dimension to the thinking of our children. Our school believes in the total holistic development of our children and we try giving them as much as we can.”

Artistes from Mongolia being felicitated by Pranaame Bhagawati, Regional Officer, ICCR (Guwahati). PC: Anjan Deka

The event was very successful as the cheering of the students boosted the energy of the performers to another level. Such an international event was indeed thoughtfully organised within school as to give the upcoming generation an exploration and also experience to foreign culture. The ICCR, Guwahati have been tremendously bringing in culture from different sections to very possible nook and corner of the State.