GUWAHATI, Nov 1 � Live recordings of Uddipana, a special tribute programme in the memory of music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika, organized by the All Assam Students� Union (AASU) were released in MP3 format by three eminent cultural personalities of the State.
Satradhikar of Auniati Satra Dr Pitambar Dev Goswami, flutist Prabhat Sarma and filmmaker Abdul Mazid released the CD containing the songs of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, sung by 37 young boys and girls adjudged as best singers at different colleges of the State.
Uddipana is organized by the AASU every year on the occasion of birth anniversary of Dr Hazarika. However, from past two years the students� body has initiated the process of recording the programme and releasing it in a CD format, which aims to popularise the immortal songs of the musical icon among the younger generations and also to preserve and prepare an archive of all the songs of the Sudhakantha.
On November 5, the AASU would light up 10,000 earthen lamps on Dighalipukhuri bank, commemorating the death anniversary of Dr Hazarika.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Dev Goswami said that each of the songs composed and sung by Bhupen Hazarika has an inherent message and in the process of singing or listening to these songs, the younger generation would inherit message. He also lauded the AASU initiative to preserve all the songs in the voices of young and talented singers.
Abdul Mazid, while speaking on the occasion recalled his association with Dr Bhupen Hazarika, especially during the making of Chameli Memsaab, for which Bhupenda composed the music. Stressing the importance of regular practise of singing, he advised on the young singers not to depend too much on instruments or other digital equipment and strive for excellence in vocal artistry.
Eminent flutist Prabhat Sarma also lauded the efforts of AASU in making efforts towards promoting Dr Hazarika�s songs among the younger generations and making it a continuous process by preparing a CD of such songs every year. �The songs in the voice of young singers might need some improvement but this process is certainly laudable,� he added.