Monday, 28 October 2013

Spirituality induces peace: Mooshahary

Posted By: Kame Daima, Admin BODOLAND
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              Few years ago, as I was strolling one evening off the Marina Beach of Chennai, I was stunned to meet a couple from Golaghat district for their “extraordinariness”. They were newly married, and in reply they told me that they are on their honeymoon. I repeat extraordinary because they not only talked in broken Bodo, but the lady was in her dokhona. It made me ashamed because I was with my sister who was one of the active members of the central AABWF. But I never talked to her about it later.
         It tinged me for a long time and I had a divided opinion on why some of us so adverse to our own culture and upbringing. It took not so longer to get the root causes behind when I made one of my friends who defined it in this way:
   “I start talking in Bodo whenever I meet people from other community, and if that man is a bit comfortable, I finish with my tongue.”
      It is what he had a love for his own upbringing. I have no idea how many non-Bodos use our language, but to be frank, in many parts of our Baksa district they communicate in the language that we use. Some of them are now using Bodo as their means of communication at their home. They even have got a full assimilation to the very fabrics of our community, and these are not by threat or condition but by and cultural exchange inter-marriages to some extent. This is what they love doing it.
     Recently, reliable reports tell about some youths from parts of Udalguri districts using scissors and blades to discipline the astray girls and boys for using offensive dresses. Though we can not estimate the wrath and reaction it brings on the victim and fans, examples are there to adhere to their own choices and never to marry a Bodo!!!
     Time has come to decide and take a constructive decision to reassess the reality, and it should be not to harness a donkey in dry fields. Parents and student bodies should play a pivotal role for the upkeep and upbringing of children’s culture and tradition. Religious institutions’ role would make it more enhancing. Even implementing Bodo code of dress and assembly session in our language in schools and colleges will bring about a satisfying result.
     We have to re-organize the Bodo Cultural Afad on sound footing and with the sole aim of uplifting our culture and tradition. Contradictions if any should be avoided. The Bodos from the heartland of Bodoland should shoulder this role and show a model example. Will and heart should be put together for that.
     I wonder of that marginalized Bodo couple from Golaghat who put me on shame. They convey a message to love our culture and tradition. We owe a great to them with reverence. 

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Spirituality induces peace: MooshaharySTAFF Reporter
 GUWAHATI, Oct 27 – “Amid the social turmoil, insecurity and various types of clashes in the society, spiritual inspiration definitely works as a guiding force towards peace and helps in cleansing the heart of human beings.”Former Governor of Meghalaya RS Mooshahary, while releasing an Assamese bhajan CD Pransparsh brought out by Dambaru Dhar Kandali of Asam Bhajan Gaveshana Kendra said this, encouraging the bhajan research centre to continue its research work in Assamesedevotional songs and inculcate kindness and human values among people through thedevotional songs.
The bhajan collection is an initiative of vocalist Lakshmi Ballav Kandali, founder director of the centre and the CD was brought out under the aegis of Shourya Madhab Foundation. The devotional music lovers can enjoy eight bhajans in the voices of eminent singers Pulak Banerjee, Tarali Sarma and Lakshmi Ballav Kandali, along with young singers Abhraman Kashyap and Bipanchi Tahbildar. Madhab Krishna Das has composed the music in this CD.
“Bhajans are a form of folk song, often referred to as a mode of establishing eternal anddirect connection between God and the worshipper. Though the style has changed over the years, its purpose is still the same. It has the power of music which could not be restricted between the boundaries of language, culture or even religion,” said Mooshahary.
Speaking on the occasion, Lakshmi Ballav Kandali said that research on Assamese bhajans is an effort to popularise the Assamese devotional songs having a classical music background. “The bhajan research centre in the name of my father Dambaru Dhar Kandali organises various awareness programmes on the raag and taal of Assamese bhajans, organises cultural programmes and bhajan competitions for popularising it among the common people,” he said.
Shourya Madhab Foundation has been established by economist Dr Jayanta Madhab in the memory of his deceased son. The trust takes up various welfare activities for the society.
Educationist Bhagagiri Roy Choudhury, while speaking on the occasion stressed the need of more research work into the field of Assamese bhajans. “We already have Assamesedevotional songs and kirtans, which are popular among the masses. Some more indepth research would definitely find out the classical base of such songs,” he said. He further highlighted the need of reviving the Kamrupi dhara of Assamese music.
Jayanta Madhab, Pulak Banerjee and Shankar Das, president of the research centre, among others, were also present on the occasion.

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