A Bhaona, titled Kongxo Bodh, will be held in Bangalore on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
Assamese folks in Bangalore are trying to setup a cultural center in Bangalore. On rough estimates there will be over fifty thousand Assamese people in Bangalore. Most of us are here primary due to IT & related jobs. There is also a good flow of young minds for higher studies. As the Assamese population is growing, community is very actively celebrating Bihu for maybe over two decades. Durga Puja is also being celebrated with much fun fare.
As the community is growing and many of us has found a new home in Bangalore, there is a need felt to have a permanent culture center in Bangalore to practice & foster Assamese culture here. With this premise, to establish a socio cultural & spiritual center for broader Bangalore based Assamese communities with a NAMGHAR at its core, Sreemanta SankardevaCultural Society Bangalore (SSCSB) was formed couple of years back. While SSCSB is working earnestly to achieve its objective, it is now organising a Bhaona in Bangalore on September 16, 2017. After being away from home for so many years most of us in Bangalore have not seen Bhaona for a long time. Also, our next generation - kids growing up away from Assam may not have ideas about Bhaona and how it is performed. It will also be an occasion for us to showcase this special cultural form of Assam to larger society.