TEZPUR, Nov 17 � �Laksminath Bezbaroa, who established an indomitable era in Assamese literature, is yet to be introduced before the world in the real sense like other litt�rateurs who are known the world over,� observed noted Assamese cine actor, social worker and president of the Assam chapter of �Sanskar Bharati�, Pranjal Saikia while delivering a long discourse on the life of the �Rasaraj� in the concluding function of the 150th birth anniversary of the Assamese literary icon organised by �Sanskar Bharati� in collaboration with a special celebration committee here at the Collegiate School field on Saturday.
Saikia said that Bezbaroa who pioneered the modern Assamese literature occupies a very high position and has been honoured by the Sahitya Akademi as one of the makers of modern Indian literature. A multifarious personality, who was also a journalist, lecturer, poet, Bezbaroa set a high literary standard through the monthly magazine Banhi which he edited and published. Rasaraj wrote plays, stories, poems, humorous sketches and works of literary criticism, but frankly speaking, we the Assamese people in the real sense have failed to give him the due recognition as we are yet to take proper initiatives to introduce this multi-talented Assamese literary figure among the world community,� he said adding that the Sanskar Bharati, a nationwide organisation works for highlighting issues through which a nation�s dignity as well as the identity is reflected.
Another speaker, president of the Sanskar Bharati, Basudev Kamath, addressing the gathering spoke on the mission of the nationwide organisation and how it deals with the social issues. The day-long function graced by a number of dignitaries from various walks of life including State secretary of Sanskar Bharati, Nipen Kalita, coordinator of RSS, Hari Mahan Das, president of the celebration committee, Sada Das among others was specially marked with the presentation of the immortal song of the Rasarj Ami Asomiya Nohou Dukhia by 150 artists of a local cultural organisation �Sanskriti� and supported by school students of various schools here.
In the programme, winners of different competitions held in connection with the year-long programme were also awarded.