From June 8 to 17, 2003, the Srimanta Foundation for Culture and Society, Guwahati, in association with Paltanbazar Srimanta Shankar Keisti Bikash Samiti, organized a 10-day refresher course for teachers of Sattriya dance, in order to bring uniformity in the practice and performance of the dance. There were altogether 45 technical sessions during the 10 day course, attended by 26 male and female practitioners / teachers. At the valedictory function on June 17, Assam's Additional Chief Secretary Jyotiprasad Rajkhowa, released a VCD on the curriculum of Sattriya dance to serve as a teaching aid. It was prepared by Keshabananda Dev Goswami, Ghanakanta Bora Barbayan and Jagannath Mahanta.

To celebrate the centenary year of Rukmini Devi, The Centre for Contemporary Culture (Avanti Meduri, Artistic director), New Delhi has conceptualized the Rukmini Devi photo archive as a traveling exhibition because Rukmini Devi (1904 - 1986) was not only a local national icon but also an international figure. The exhibition was presented in New Delhi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Singapore in 2002. The exhibition has traveled to Sri Lanka in Feb, UK in May, Japan in June 2003. Meduri's book on Rukmini Devi, including a play dealing with her life is forthcoming.

The treatise Sri Krishna Rasa Sangita Sangraha by Bhakti Sidhanta contains many of the lyrics to which the Manipuri rasa dances are performed today.

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