Recently, a show entitled ‘The Elegant’ presented by Vent Creed and Yuva Shakti, took place at the Sibsagar Natya Mandir, attracting a sizeable audience. Yuva Shakti is a social organization involved in various activities related to social welfare and development. It has been organising several events for various purposes. Elegant is a brain-child of president Mandeep M Gogoi, vice-president Sandeep Gogoi and Tonmoy Gohain. The event featured fashion, music and dance. The costumes at the event were designed by well-known fashion designer Pranjal Pratim, who was also one of the key associates of Miss and Mrs Elegant 2015.
A unique feature of the show was the participation of the physically challenged persons who displayed their latent skills and charms, much to the delight of the audiences present on the occasion. The organisers deserve credit for giving the physically challenged a platform to display their skills.
During the show, a special round was dedicated to the Assamese film industry where celebrities like Barnali Pujari, Pradhan Deori, Raj Bhairab, Nirmali Neelam, Nayanjyoti, Bhukhan Pathak, Chandradittya, Dipti Saikia Bora and Saleha Rehman graced the ramp wearing traditional costumes. The grooming and choreography was provided by Suresh Saikia, owner of SRS Group, Dibrugarh and actor-choreographer Nayanjyoti. Mandeep M Gogoi of ‘Darling Dehajan..’ fame caught a lot of people’s attention.
The makeup and hair styling was done by popular makeup artist Akash Gogoi, his assistant, Mikan and Smriti. Pranjal Pratim, the designer of the show was introduced by Dr. Jahanara Begum, noted stage and film actress who was also a show stopper at the event. A special round also took place where models like Nupoor Neog, Devraj, Rakesh Borthakur, Sudipta Das, Amrit Rajkhowa, Manash, Chinmoy, Bijoy and Shahid walked the ramp. Another of its highlights was a performance by kids garbed in fancy dresses much to everyone’s amusement. Promising actor Chandradittya also carried out an impression of Amitabh Bachchan, winning everyone’s heart. The entire programme was hosted by noted actress Barnali Pujari, and popular actor Ranjan Sharma. The show was judged by Pradhan Deori, Yasmin Hussain and Dipti Saikia Bora.