Executive member – Cultural & Food

Executive member – Cultural & Food

Banani Handique

Banani moved to Sydney, Australia in 2014 accompanied by her husband who is an IT professional. In the following years she has been actively associated with the Assamese Association by creatively exhibiting the cultural aspects of Assam in the form of dance (Bihu, modern dance and semi/classical dance) and other cultural activities. This place has also been home to their 3 year old baby girl, Audrie.Banani has ventured into the entrepreneurial journey as an early childhood educator and runs a daycare for kids. In her free time, she stimulates her artistic spirit by engaging in art and crafts, enjoys cooking for friends and dancing.

President

President

Snigdha Choudhury (Luki)

Snigdha migrated to Australia in 1994 with her husband and two children. She brings in her experience in the community services sector both as a multicultural project officer and an administrator. She has been involved with the Assamese community in Australia and its endeavour to showcase its rich cultural heritage among the wider community. In 1999, she was a part of the small group of people initiating the process to start celebrating Rongali Bihu as a community in Sydney and since then, actively participated in Rongali Bihu celebrations without missing a single year till date. She also has been involved with bringing out Gogona, the Assamese Community Magazine which is published annually on the Rongali Bihu Xondhiya since its inception in 2010. In the same year, she choreographed and danced the first-ever Sattriya Dance (duet) presented in Sydney..

Secretary

Secretary

Pranab Saikia

Since the inception of Assamese Association of Australia (NSW & ACT) Pranab Saikia has been a core member and a contributor to the Assamese society in NSW. Hailing from Guwahati, Pranab, with his wife, set foot in Sydney, Australia 13yrs back to fulfil his dream as an IT professional working for Telstra. Pranab is an ardent lover of music and is a self taught percussionist. Since then the father of 2 beautiful children, residing in Carlingford, saw a dream to create this land a home away from home with the dream of passing the rich Assamese culture to the next generation.

Treasurer

Treasurer

Aditya Shrutikar

Aditya Shrutikar lives in Sydney with his family. Work brought him to Brisbane in 2015 and later he decided to settle in Sydney. Works as an IT professional for an utility company. Aditya is from Guwahati, Assam.

 

Executive member – Cultural & Food

Executive member – Cultural & Food

Dharitri Baruah

After completing education and dance diploma from Kalakshetra foundation Chennai, Dharitri (Leena) pursued her degree in textile designing from Nift Hyderabad . Destiny had different plans, Leena moved to Australia in 2010 after her marriage. Currently working as a dementia day centre Coordinator across Central Coast. Leena has been actively involved in cultural and social activities. She spends her spare time engaging and imparting cultural activities to the local community and organises events involving food , fashion and various celebrations.

Executive member – Cultural & Food

Executive member – Cultural & Food

Indrani Kakoty

Indrani Kakoty re-allocated to Australia from Shillong, Meghalaya in 2008. She lives in Sydney with her husband Seemanto Nath and daughter Preksha. By profession Indrani is a Banker, currently working for Westpac Banking Corporation.She is very passionate about art and culture and especially inclined to music.