GUWAHATI, Oct 17 � Prominent citizens of the State, including educationists and intellectuals today made an appeal for promoting the vision and ideology of one of the architects of modern Assam, RG Baruah at the national level so that the younger generation could imbibe the spirit of the great leader.
On the 114th birth anniversary of the illustrious son of the soil today, the RG Baruah Smriti Rakhya Committee organized a function at the Assam State Museum auditorium here.
Speaking on the occasion, educationist Dr Dulal Chandra Goswami delivered a lecture on the topic �Guwahati � Its Present and Future and Singhapurush RG Baruah�.
Dr Goswami recalled the life and contribution of RG Baruah and described him as a visionary who always had the welfare of the society as his foremost concern.
�RG Baruah was a man who had immense innovative power that was always utilized for the betterment of the society,� said Dr Goswami, adding that this stalwart represented the entire North East.
Dr Goswami also recalled the contribution of RG Baruah in various spheres of life, including sports, theatre and music. If the citizens of the State inculcate some of the values of RG Baruah, the State will make real development, he added.
On the other hand, observing on the transitions sweeping across the capital city, Dr Goswami candidly said that the citizens have failed in their duties which has resulted in the civic woes compounding day by day.
He pointed out that to resolve civic problems, like artificial flood, it is pertinent for the citizens to be first aware of the need for conservation and their responsibility towards the city.
�Citizens and the government must join hands to make Guwahati a livable city,� urged Dr Goswami.
Three citizens � Jyostna Hatibaruah, Khanindra Chandra Das and Pradip Chaliha � were felicitated on the occasion for their contribution towards the society.
President of the RG Baruah Smriti Rakhya Committee, DN Chakravartty in his speech said that RG Baruah was a leader in the real sense who had courage, competence and vision to take up initiatives for the sake of the people�s posterity.
The function, compered by general secretary of the Committee Bhuban Lahkar, began with a floral tribute before the portrait of RG Baruah. It was attended by many dignitaries, including Dr Jayanta Madhav, PG Baruah, Editor of The Assam Tribune, among others.
Earlier in the day, homage was paid to the statue of RG Baruah on the bank of Dighalipukuri. PG Baruah, SG Baruah, director of the Assam Tribune group and others offered flowers as a mark of honour to the Singhapurush.