# North East Nature Music Festival to be held in Feb. 2020
RNS: Two books titled ‘Modern Music of Assam’ and ‘Mammals of Northeast India’, published by Rashmi Prakash were released in an event organised by North East Watch in collaboration with Department of Archaeology, Cotton University at Sudmersen Hall on Thursday.
The programme started with a musical tribute to Bharat Ratna Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, led by Nand Banerjee and his team, including young artists Nayadiya Das and Asthajita Nanda Barua.
Presided over by Prof. Chandan Mahanta of IIT Guwahati, the meeting was attended by Prof. M. M. Goswami of Gauhati University, Dr. Maheshwar Kalita of Cotton University, Prof. Manabendra Bhuyan of Tezpur University, Dr. Santana Bordoloi and Ms. Manisha Hazarika as guests of honour. The invited guests shared their views on the books and their memories of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika.
The book on Modern Music is the 1st volume of the multi-volume book series titled Cultural Heritage of Assam. This 712 pages book contains 45 chapters written by renowned experts. The book is a comprehensive treatise on the origin, growth and heritage of Modern Music of Assam dealing with all the major aspects on the topic in a historical perspective.
The book is edited by Brajakishore Saikia with Ratna Ojah, Nand Banerjee, Dr. Anil Saikia, Swapnanil Barua and D.S. Teron as consulting editors. The book Mammals of Northeast India is the 1st volume of Natural History of North East India book series. This volume, edited by Dr. Anwaruddin Choudhury is an outcome of an extensive scientific survey and documentation of wild animals in entire North East India.
B.K. Saikia, Chairman of North East Watch, announced at the event that a programme titled ‘North East Nature Music Festival’ would be organised at Guwahati in February 2020.
Anchored by Sanhati Adhikari, the event was well-attended with over 100 participants, including faculty, students and interested persons. Vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Manjil Hazarika, Head of the Department of Archaeology, Cotton University.