KOKRAJHAR, Mar. 4: The grand finale of ‘Song of the Soil’, a folk music competition on Bodo and Goalpara folk songs organised by All India Radio, Kokrajhar was held at Kokrajhar Commerce College auditorium here on Sunday. The reality show started on May 30 last year.
Adviser and former additional director general of All India Radio, Debendra Nath Basumatary inaugurated the Grand Finale by lighting the lamp in the presence of dignitaries, artists and music lovers.
Assistant director AIR Guwahati Rajib Baruah, Bodo Sahitya Sabha president Toren Boro, All Bodo Students Union general secretary Lorence Islary, director engineer AIR Kokrajhar Akilash Prasad Singh and Chakradhar Boro, ADP, AIR, Kokrajhar were present on the occasion.
Debendra Nath Basumatary said that the objective of the reality show was to promote folk songs of Assam among the youth and to provide a platform for the un-tapped musical talent of the state. He expressed hope that the rich folk songs of Assam will hook the listeners, especially the younger generation.