GUWAHATI, Feb 22 � The International Adyar Day synchronising with the 94th death anniversary of Col Henry Steel Alcott, founder of World Theosophical Society, was observed on February 17 at the State HQ of Assam State Theosophical Federation, a press release said.
The meeting held on the occasion was presided over by DN Chakravartty, president of the federation. Federation secretary RN Choudhury explained the purpose of the meeting. Golok Ch Dutta in his speech as appointed speaker dwelt on the background how Adyar in Chennai was selected as the headquarters of World Theosophical Society in 1882 and how great theosophists like Madam Blavatsky, Col Alcott and Leadbeater spread the eternal message of theosophy throughout the world.
Several members including RC Dev Sarma, JM Choudhury, Aloka Choudhury, Amulya Goswami and ILa Devi in their speeches said that theosophists did not preach a new religion but put before mankind the essence of all faiths. They said that goal of theosophy was to end misery in the world.
Elders decry graft: The Guwahati Senior Citizens� Association in its meeting held recently made an earnest appeal to the general public to raise a united voice against the reign of corruption let lose by politicians in power and also to frustrate the design of forces which are out to indulge in violence prior to the ensuing polls in the State.
The meeting held under the presidentship of senior journalist DN Chakravorty discussed the vitiating climate of corruption afflicting almost all the departments of Government and offered suggestions for a clean administration. The meeting began with a condolence resolution on the death of Dr Satyendra Nath Sarma, Bholaram Das, Bhimsen Joshi, Indibor Konwar, Suren Ram Phookun, Seraful Hussain, Prafulla Bezborua, Chitra Phukan, Bina Barua, Labany Bezborua and Dr DP Barua.