GUWAHATI, Oct 25 � The International Senior Citizens� Day was celebrated with a meeting at the Bishnu-Jyoti Kala Kendra at Gitanagar here under the aegis of Pub-Guwahati Anchalik Jyestha Nagarik Sangstha. Sangstha president Sambhu Dutta presided over the meeting, which was attended by a large number of senior citizens, a press release stated.
Releasing the second issue of the Sangstha�s literary magazine Mohana, guest of honour Dr Amarjyoti Choudhury lamented the non-fulfilment of the grievances of the senior citizens.
Applauding their literary activities, Dr Choudhury also praised the valuable advice, suggestions and effective role of the senior citizens in nation-building. Dr Choudhury also lauded the elders� efforts towards removing the ills that are adversely affecting the very foundation of the social fabric.
Four senior citizens and members of the Sangstha of 80 years and above, who have rendered valuable services in different fields, were honoured in the meeting.
Three five-year-old kids � Prayus, Pratus and Nistha enthralled the audience reciting Mor Lakhya (My Goal) written by the litterateur late Lakhyadhar Choudhury, besides a modern song. Earlier, the meeting started with a Borgeet sung by Hirasree Talukdar, a radio artiste.