GUWAHATI, Sept 4 - The 122nd birth anniversary of Lokabandhu Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah was celebrated with a daylong programme at the Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute, Guwahati on Friday.
The day started with floral tributes at the statue of the Lokabandhu which was followed by a streetplay inside the Institute campus. An art exhibition was also organized on the occasion. Dr BP Chakraborty, Director of Medical Education, Govt of Assam and Dr N C Talukdar, Director, Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology, Guwahati attended the public meeting as chief guest and guest of honour respectively.
The Director, BBCI, Dr AC Kataki, in his welcome address, recollected the contributions of Dr Bhubaneswar Borooah as a legendary physician, political leader and freedom fighter.
Dr Borooah was instrumental in the establishment of Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh, Ayurvedic Hospital, Deaf & Dumb School, Gauhati University, Kasturva Ashram & TB Hospital, Guwahati.
�Dr Borooah possessed an unbelievable sense of clinical diagnosis and the tools he used for this purpose were not the state-of-the-art machinery but his own clinical acumen. He laid emphasis on nutrition, sanitary and hygiene,� Dr Kataki said.
Dr BP Chakraborty, Director of Medical Education, Assam paid tributes to Dr Borooah and appealed to the doctor fraternity to follow the ideals of the great physician of Assam.
Dr NC Talukdar, Director, IASST, Guwahati highlighted various aspects of life of Dr Borooah. He dwelt on the MoU signed by Dr B Borooah Cancer Institute with the Institute of Advanced Study in Science & Technology, Guwahati to collaborate research project on cancer. During the meeting, Dr Harsha Bhattacharjee, Medical Director, Sri Sankardeva Nethralaya, Guwahati was felicitated for his contributions in the field of Ophthalmology. Dr Bhattacharjee, however, could not attend the programme because of his prior commitment at Tripura.