Young film makers delight audience at SoNEI meet

Winners of Star Awards are seen with the distinguished guests at the ‘Star of North East India’ event held at the Bethany School at Garchuk in Guwahati on Saturday.

By Nurul Islam Laskar,

Guwahati : Nazim Ahmed & Mirza Arif Hazarika, producer and director respectively of the forthcoming Assamese film “Astittwa,” were special guests at the Stars of North East India (SoNEI) event held at Bethany School at Garchuk in Guwahati on Saturday. Ahmed and Hazarika gave a preview of the making of their debut movie and informed the audience that its storyline is based on Bhupen Hazarika’s eternal song, “Ami Axomiya nohou dukhia…”. Mirza Arif said, “Astittwa revolves around the story of Lachit Hazarika, who depicts a common Assamese man and how he fights for his existence. The story is quite unique and brings out the values of the Assamese society which were hitherto forgotten.”

Nazim Ahmed, producer and Mirza Arif Hazarika, director of the forthcoming Assamese movie “Astittwa” being welcomed at the ‘Stars of North East India’ event held at Bethany School in Guwahati on Saturday

The film personalities further informed that the release of the movie has been postponed as the entire film unit has decided to plunge into flood relief work in the State. A on the spot collection was made and Rs 8,020 was handed over to the Astittwa team to support their flood relief work.

Incidentally, SoNEI have procured a sizeable quantity of carbolic soap, bleaching powder, and skin ointment for the flood victims which are now being distributed in the flood affected areas of Assam. While Syed Mohsin Raja is helping volunteers in the flood relief work in upper Assam, Iftikar Rahman is supervising the same work in lower Assam.

Anisul Hoque, who is the founder director of Resonance Brand Communications, made a power point presentation on “Let’s know about water to avoid no water” as part of the water conservation campaign that has been launched by his firm recently. Hoque also unveiled the new logo of ‘Stars of North East India’, conceptualised and designed by his firm.

Four outstanding young achievers – Ameera Yasmin (eminence in legal field), Reshma Qureshi (outstanding result in LLM exam of Gauhati University), Saikh Md Sabah Al-Ahmed (winner of Reuel International Award 2019 for the category ‘Best Upcoming Poet’), & Anisul Hoque (pioneer in the field of brand management) were honoured with ‘Star Award’ at the event.

Recipients of Star Award are seen with guests and members of the ‘Stars of North East India’ Group at the Bethany School Guwahati on Saturday

The event was organised by SoNEI, a talent hunt platform, and supported jointly by the Unity Law House & Unity Education Foundation. Adv AS Tapader and Adv Taiyab-Ur Rahman deliberated briefly on the aims and activities of the Unity Law House and Unity Education Foundation respectively. The meet ended with a poetical composition presented by Rahena Sultana Ahmed, a former media person and banker.

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