The most awaited cultural event for youth, the 7th CHIMERA 2022 solemnised with massive grandeurs on December 4, 2022 at the South Point School, Barsapara (Guwahati). The 7th CHIMERA 2022 was organised with the support of Govt. of Assam under the Cultural Affairs Department, Dept. of Excise and Fisheries, Assam State Transport Corporation, Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission, Panchayat and Rural Development and Assam State Film (Finance and Development) Corporation and in collaboration with South Point School, Barsapara, Amrapali Magazine, Amrapali TalkArts, NEOS (North East Online Shop) and Cloud Momo along with the Mission Partners namely Priyamz Divine Dancers (Jorhat), Gurucharan College and Beenachchhandam Sangeet Mahavidyalaya (Silchar) and Monikanchan Kala Niketan (Golaghat).
The 7th CHIMERA 2022 was taking place at various levels in different districts like Silchar, Jorhat, Golaghat and Kamrup Metro (Guwahati). Encompassing various aspects of arts and culture at different levels amongst the school/college and University students as well as interest youth and ladies' categories was a massive task to accomplish.
The Cultural Extravaganza and Prize Distribution Ceremony was organised on December 4, 2022 at South Point School, Barsapara (Guwahati). It was a gathering filled with enormous energy of fun filling good thoughts and aesthetic spirit. Shri Sarbananda Sonowal, Hon'ble Union Minister for Ports, Shipping, Waterways and AYUSH, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest on the eve. Shri Biswajit Daimary, Hon'ble Speaker, Assam Legislative Assemble, Govt. of Assam and Shri Bimal Borah, Hon'ble Minister for Culture, Govt. of Assam were the Guest of Honour. The other dignitaries who shared the dias are Shri Krishnanjan Chanda, Principal, South Point School, Barsapara and Smt. Manisha Hazarika, eminent Assamese singer.
The guests' delightful speeches kept the spectators tight and with much enlightenment. The evening was painted with a rosy sunset effect assimilating a galore of happy smiling faces. Participants from Silchar, Jorhat, Golaghat and Guwahati were present to showcase their performances. The Amrapali Repertory presented their musical dance ballad 'Pancha Mahabhoota' that received much acclaim and applause. The production was conceived and directed by Rudra Jayanta Bhagawati, choreographed and scripted by Pranaame Bhagawati and the music was jointly composed by Alaap Dudul Saikia and Rudra Jayanta Bhagawati.
This massive annual event also honours individuals/organisations for their selfless contributions made towards society in their respective fields. This year the Amrapali Abhinava Aador 2022 were honoured to Shri Shyamkanu Mahanta, Smt. Barnali Sarma ACS, Shri Debatosh Nath, Smt. Mita Sen, Pt. Kalinath Mishra and Shri Alaap Dudul Saikia. The Prize Distribution Ceremony was a special charm of the evening as we honour the winners from various competitions who participated from various countries via online and offline modes in 40+ competitions like dance, vocal, instrumental music, mime, drama, recitation, creative writing, fashion show, etc. This year we also introduced five Amrapali Achiever's Awards and ten Amrapali Memorial Awards specifically dedicated to young and emerging talents to encourage them to pursue their respective art forms.
The CHIMERA is a platform created to energise artistic as well as aesthetic thought processes and invite legends and artpreneurs to spread their creative ideas and works as well as enlighten the ambiance with their presence. Felicitating some of the awardees of the Sangeet Natak Akademi and Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Purashkar was a humble effort this time.