KALAIGAON, Sept 8 - People of Kalaigaon celebrated 91st birth anniversary of Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika today. The programme was organised by the Bhupen Hazarika statue committee at Kalaigaon town. Hundreds of people offered floral tributes at the statue of Sudhakantha since the morning.
A cultural programme on a few of the legendary songs of Bhupen Hazarika titled, �Suror Panchoi� was inaugurated by Biraj Barua, Circle Officer, Kalaigaon Revenue Circle at 10:30 am.
Speaking on the occasion, he thanked the organisers for installing the life-size statue of Dr Bhupen Hazarika at Kalaigaon last year. He also requested all to learn and spread the message of cultural heritage of the Assamese society as reflected in Bupenda�s songs.
DN Hazarika, ADC Udalguri cum SDO (Civil) I/C of Bhergaon subdivision attended the ceremony as the chief guest. He appealed to all to follow the teachings of Bhupenda and to fight all menaces unitedly to save Assam and the Assamese society.
Several local artistes namely, child singer Mayurdip Kashyap, Tulika Bora etc., sang several popular songs of Bhupenda to the much delight of people present. Himakshi Das performed a patriotic dance. Several distinguished people namely, Cinoo Barua, Kami Ram Saharia, Mahendra Saikia, Nabin Chandra Boro etc., attended the day�s programme, which was anchored by Tarun Azad Deka. Kamal Prasad Sarma offered the vote of thanks.