NORTH GUWAHATI, Feb 22 � Under the joint initiative of the All Assam Koch Rajbongshi Sanmilan and Kamrup district administration, the 502th birth anniversary of Mahabir Chilarai was observed with a day-long programme at the Bir Chilarai Park at Amingaon recently. The working president of the celebration committee, Nripen Thakuria hoisted the flag in the morning which was followed by offering of floral tributes at the altar by the DC, Kamrup, SK Roy. To mark the celebration, a drawing competition among the school children, was held which was followed by �Diha Nam� competition among the women.
The open session was presided over by Durlov Chamuah, president of the AAKR Sonmiloni. Vice-president of the celebration committee, Bireswar Saikia, delivered the welcome address. In his speech as the chief guest, the State Minister for Social Welfare Akon Bora, analysed how Chilarai extended the boundary of Assam upto Jalpaiguri in the West by virtue of his valour, patriotism and sound administration. The other guests attending the function included former minister Anjan Dutta, MLA Monika Bora, Ripun Bora, GK Pandey, vice president, GMDA and Kumar Samarendra Narayon Dev.