GUWAHATI, Nov 29 - Writer, social worker and power engineer Anuj Goswami, who died in a tragic road accident in the city two years back, was remembered by his friends, fans and family members through a commemorative lecture in his memory. It was organised under the banner of the contemporary Jorhat Government Boys� Higher Secondary School alumni organisation �Enajori �76� on November 24 at the Jorhat Planetarium, stated a press release.
Noted artistes Loknath Goswami delivered the lecture on the topic, �Assamese culture at the crossroads of changes and challenges� (Paribortan-Pratyahbanor Ali-Domojat Asamiya Samaskriti).
Goswami lamented the fact that unlike Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa and Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the new generations of the Assamese people are totally unaware of the threats faced by Assamese culture today. They have not done anything to help Assamese culture in withstanding these threats.
He also mentioned the roles played by the organisations starting from the Asamiya Bhasa Unnati Sadhini Sabha to the Indian People�s Theatre Association (IPTA) and individuals like Ambikagiri Raichoudhury, Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Bishnuprasad Rabha, Phani Sarma, among others, in spreading Assamese language and culture.
He expressed the fear that festivals like Namami Brahmaputra, Pushkar Mela etc., would rather harm the cause of Assamese language and culture.
The function presided over by Enajori �76 president Gautam Kumar Bordoloi was anchored by its general secretary Reva Kumar Hazarika. It was addressed by Late Goswami�s elder brother Tanuj Goswami, Swadesh Dey, Gautam Bordoloi and former principal of the Jorhat Government Boys� Higher Secondary School Tarun Chandra Barthakur. Tajmal Haque Barbara offered the vote of thanks.