Zubeen Garg draw accolades -- NRAs of UK

This meeting will act as a curtain raiser to the North East NRI convention to be held at Assam Engineering Institute Field, Chandmari Field, Guwahati on 11 to 12 January 2005 organised by NECCI (North East Chamber of Commerce & Industry).

Zubeen in UK
FROM L: Mira Bora, Garima Garg, Dr. Dharani Bora, Rini Kakati, Zubeen Garg and Utpal Borah from Philladelphia, USA celebrated Christmas party at China Town in Leicester Square.

Lord Adom of Blackburn, Baroness Flather, Lord Nazir of Rotherham and Lady Helen have organised this meeting and invited today's Youth Icon, Zubeen Garg from Assam. There was a display of Assamese arts and crafts by Garima Garg which was appreciated by the dignitaries.

Mr. Satyabrata Pal, Deputy High Commissioner of India, Mr. R. Bagchi, Minister of Co-ordination for High Commissioner of India, Mr. Ajay Sharma, Director of India Tourism, Mr. Amit Roy, well- known journalist from The Daily Telegraph, Mrs. Paula Chatterjee, another journalist from Asian Voice, Mr. Chewang Phusog, Minister for High Commissioner of India and Policy Adviser of Asian Affairs, Mr. Atma Singh spoke about the richness of North East India specially Assam and the importance of showcasing the cultural diversity of Assam in UK as well as bringing together the investor of both countries.
Utpal Borah from Philladelphia, USA came all the way to see Zubeen's Concert in UK.

The cultural function was held the next day on Saturday 18 December, 2004 at Copland Technology Centre in Wembley. The main attraction of this evening was today's Youth Icon, Zubeen Garg and his band. Mrs. Malabika Barua greeted Zubeen with a typical Assamese Gamosa. The function was organised by Rini Kakati in collaboration with Asian communities in London.

Zubeen started his performance by his great song "Majuli Majuli" dedicated to our cherished island. He also sang in Hindi, Bengali and Assamese song. Zubeen mesmerised the audience with his popular Bihu songs and the audience joined in and dance.

The vote of thanks was offered by Mr. Rajinder Chopra, President of Hindu Samaj. He said that music has no boundaries and added that Zubeen's voice and music is second to none.

In her welcome speech, Rini Kakati thanked the staff and the audience for their invaluable
co-orperation and assistance specially to the crew of Zee TV for their full coverage of the programme.

Rini Kakati on AssamNet