GUWAHATI, May 27 � The All Assam Students Union (AASU) has urged the NF Railway and the Union Railway Ministry to introduce a long-distance train in music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika�s memory from Assam besides naming the Guwahati Railway Station after him.
It also called for introducing a �Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cultural Express� that would tour across the country spreading the legacy of the maestro.
The AASU said that Dr Hazarika embodied the very spirit of Assam and the North-East, and his tomb should be developed and preserved in such as way so as to evoke that ethos.
�We want that the proposed tomb reflect all that Dr Hazarika embodied. It should bear the imprint of the invaluable bequeath left behind by Dr Hazarika including his all-pervasive humanism,� Dr Samujjal Hazarika, AASU adviser said.
The AASU said that everybody had a responsibility in carrying forward Dr Hazarika�s legacy and as part of that endeavour, his life and works should be included in school and college curricula.
�We also feel that since Dr Hazarika successfully effected and represented a synthesis of the rich cultural and linguistic heritage of the North-East, it is imperative to have study and research on his creations and philosophy. The four universities of the State are well-placed for the job,� Dr Bhattacharya said.
The AASU demanded that there be four Dr Bhupen Hazarika chairs in the four varsities as a mark of honour to the legend.
The AASU further appealed to the Government to ensure preservation of Dr Hazarika�s creations in time capsule.
The AASU also urged all concerned to be vigilant so that there was no distortion of Dr Hazarika�s songs.