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Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Eight years old Assam girl wins national dance competition in Kolkata
Nilakshi Devi,an eight years old girl of Kalaigaonhas won laurels in Kolkata recently by winning first positions in Xatria and Folk dance category in the 10th All India Indian Classical and Folk Dance Competition organized at Dwarakanath Manch,Jorasanko Thakurbari and Oriental Seminary School playground,Kolkata from December 24 to 30.The event was organized by Bharat Sanskari Utsav in association with Kolkata Municipal Corporation and Ministry of Culture,government of India.Nilakshi Devi,daughter of Mahadeb Nath and Konmoni Devi of Kalaigaon won first positions in Xatria and Folk dance category also winning second position in modern dance category. Nilakshi has been promoted to class four this year has been learning xatria,folk and modern dancing for last four years under the guidance of her Guru Kushal Deka of Mangaldai.A student of Kalaigaon Town LP School,Nilakshi has also secured first position in the last annual examination.
She was also declared as the best student of the school before winning All India laurels. Nilakshi's mother Konmoni Devi,a house wife was too happy at the outstanding performance of her little daughter.Talking to this correspondent,she said that she would be happy see her daughter performing Xatria and Folk dances of Assam in the national and international level,thereby bringing glory to Assam and Assamese culture.Various institutions and organizations including Kalaigaon Nagarik Samiti,Udalguri District Journalists Union,Sankari Kala Kristi Bikash Kendra,Kalaigaon etchave congratulated Nilakshi at her achievements in the national level competition and also thanked her parents for supporting and guiding her in all the way.