Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva, an international community engaged in spreading Srimanta Sankaradeva's humanitarian ideology across the globe has launched its official website www.sankaradeva.com in a colourful function on January 1, 2012 at District Library, Guwahati. The function was attended by the leading people of Assam associated with Sankaradeva movement. Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti, President of Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva launched the website by pressing the mouse and explained the features of the site. He also dwelt on the pan-Indian works of the great saint in medieval era and reiterated the resolve of the society to take the message of the saint all over the globe.
The inaugural function was graced by Sri Rajanikanta Dutta, Padadhikar, Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha, Sri Dayal Krishna Bora, Acharya, Eka Sharana Bhagavati Samaj and Sri Bhadra Krishna Goswami, former President, Asom Sattra Mahasabha as honourable guests. They highlighted the legacy bequeathed by the saint for the posterity. Hari Prasad Hazarika, General Secretary of Srimanta Sankaradeva Sangha and Jibeswar Goswami, General Secretary of Asom Sattra Mahasabha also were present as special guests. Gili Navon, a researcher from Hibrew University of Jerusalem spoke highly of Sankari culture.
There were presentation of selected cultural items pertaining to Sankari culture in the event. There were Bargeet by Hiru Prasad Mahanta and his group from Bagharganya Sattra, Gayan Bayan by Hari Saikia Borbayan and his team from Bhogpur Sattra, Sattriya Nritya by Meenakshi Medhi and Bhortal Nritya by Ramdhenu group of Manab Kalita from Barpeta.
The newly launched site www.sankaradeva.com has features of users creating their own documents, photos, videos, audio music and some other facilities. It is planned as an encyclopaedic source for information about Srimanta Sankaradeva. Users can upload materials in the site. It has social networking facility. It also has live webcast facility. The entire website launch event was webcast live all over the world by the site. This unique website has been designed by New Delhi-based web-designer Ashim Dutta. However he could not attend the function due to indisposition. Pradip Hazarika explained the purpose of the event at the outset and Dr Mallika Kandali offered vote of thanks.
Dr Sanjib Kumar Borkakoti,
Society for Srimanta Sankaradeva