GUWAHATI, Dec 2 - Bezbaroa and Sambalpur � a book, written by Deepak Kumar Panda was released by Prof Aditya Prasad Padhi, former Vice-Chancellor of Berhampur University in a function held on December 1 evening at the Public Library, Sambalpur, a press release stated.
The function was organised by �Annya�, a literary organisation and was chaired by Dr Dwarika Nath Nayak, ex-member of Kendra Sahitya Akademi. Abhaya Padhi, former All India Deputy Director of the Prasar Bharati was the chief speaker at the programme. The distinguished guests praised the contributions of Late Lakshminath Bezbaroa and termed him as the pride of Assam as well as Odisha. They said Sambalpur is proud and privileged to have been the �karma bhumi� of a doyen of literature and the torchbearer of the identity and pride of a clan. Memory of such a great personality should be made immortal to inspire the present and the coming generations.
Dr Anil Das, the honourable guest spoke about his experience. Deepak Kumar Panda, a writer spoke about the life and contributions of Bezbaroa. His book on Bezbaroa, written in Sambalpuri language was published in 2011. Dr Siddharth Panda delivered the vote of thanks.