Ms. Darshana Borkotoky, daughter of Mrs. Rubi Borkotokyand Mr. Ratul Borkotoky who is working in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., Assam Asset, has participated in International Festival of Dance and Summer World Dance Festival in France and Germany of Europe during July, August and September, 2014.

Born in 1992, Darshana Borkotoky belongs to an Assamese family with an Artistic background. She was highly influenced by her parents who initiated her into Indian culture since her childhood.

Ms. Darshana was initiated her career into dance from childhood at the age of four by her Guru (teacher) Deevakar Gogoi who was a senior disciple of Padmashree Jatin Goswami (Pioneer dancer of Indian classical dance “Satriya” from Assam). She gave her first recital at the age of five when her dancing talent has exposed for the first time. After the step of Satriya, she put her step to learn Bhratnatyam (another Indian classical dance) when she was around ten years old. Along with Indian classical dance, Darshana slowly started to learn folk dance ‘Bihu’ from Assam to enhance her knowledge.

She has participated innumerous prestigious competitions since her childhood and awarded in many programmes which includes,

  • ‘Best dancer award’, for her dancing skill in her school Adarsh Vidya Bhawan in 2004.
  • ‘ONGC Best dancer of Assam’, in 2006 for Bharatnatyam
  • Stood 1st in ‘All India classical dance competition ‘in 2006 held in ONGC Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh.
  • ‘Bihu Kunwari Award in 2008
  • ‘Best Indian Classical dancer’ for Bharatnatyam dance, in ‘Inter college youth festival’ organized by Duliajan college in 2010.
  • She performed in North East folk festival 2009, also got chance to perform in front of legend dancers like Indira PP Bora, Padmashree Jatin Goswami etc.
Performances and workshops in Europe : Darshana was there in Europe for July, August and September,2014 for her dance performances:   

  • Performance  in Place de Cirque on 6th of July
  • Performance in house concert, in “Saint Junien” France on 27 th of July.
  • Performance and workshop of Bharatnatyam  in the Dance Festival called “Sommertanz Woche“ held in the Ulm city, Germany  from 4th to 8th August
  • Workshop of Bihu in the International festival of dance in Confolent, France on 16th of August
  • Performance of Bihu in the opening ceremony of dance institute in Saint Junien, France on 10th September.

This year in Sommertanzwoche (World Sommer Dance Festival) held in Ulm city, Germany. Darshana was able to include Indian classical dance for the first time as a workshop and got lots of appreciation from the people.        
Darshana has completed ‘Sangeet Visarad’ from Lucknow Bhatkhande University in 2011 with 1st class. At present, she also finished her Bachelor degree in Bharatnatyam from Rabindra Bhrati University, Kolkata with 1st class. Now she is a student of Masters from same university and she is under the keen guidance of Smt. Sujatha Ramalingam for her dance.

Congratulation to Darshana on her remarkable accomplishment and wishes her prosperous future.
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