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Bhupenda�s 88th birthday celebrated

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Sept 10 � Hailed as modern Assam�s first mass communicator, music maestro�s Dr Bhupen Hazarika�s 88th birth anniversary was celebrated at the Centre for Mass Communication & Journalism (CMCJ) under Entrepreneurship Development Cell (EDC), Cotton College, on Monday.

The welcome address was delivered by Co-ordinator (Administration), Dr Abhijit Bardoloi. In his address, he stated that the Centre would celebrate �Bhupenda�s birthday as �Mass Communication Day� every year. He also announced the renaming of the Centre as �Dr Bhupen Hazarika Centre for Mass Communication & Journalism� (BCMJ).

The renamed Centre was inaugurated by Bhupen da's contemporary and friend Amal Chandra Hazarika (Bhaimon Hazarika). Also present on the occasion were Vice Chancellor of Cotton College State University (CCSU), Dr Dhrubajyoti Saikia, founder Co-ordinator of CMCJ, Dr Satyendra Kumar Choudhury, Principal of Cotton College-cum-Chief Coordinator of the Centre, Dr Nirada Devi, and Vice Principal Dr Subrata Sharma, among others.

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