GORESWAR, Oct 2 - The 20th death anniversary of late Dipak Swargiary, a prominent citizen, an office bearer of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha and a journalist was observed at the Goreswar Press Club Bhawan recently under the club�s aegis.
Pramila Swargiary mother of late Dipak Swargiary paid floral tributes on her son�s portrait, which was followed by lighting of an earthen lamp by Hemen Bhagabati, a social worker.
On the occasion, a news writing competition was held among students of class VIII to XII from different schools, located in and around the town. Ajanta Boro, (Class IX), Sunja Bwrali Swlwngsali, Goreswar; Ritumoni Begum (Class-XII), Goreswar Higher Secondary School and Mallikadevi Swargiary (Class-XI), Jyanjyoti Academy Jr. College, Goreswar got the first, second and third prizes respectively. Ajit Talukdar, Principal, JA Jr College, Goreswar, Arabinda Deka, president of GPC and Khabir Ahmed, president, Goreswar Sahitya Sabha distributed prizes (certificate and cash) among the winners.
Earlier, Ramesh Chandra Das, chairman, Sadou Asom Sarania Kachari Unnayan Parishad, Baksa inaugurated the �news writing competition.�
An open meeting was held with Arabinda Deka, president, Goreswar Press Club in the chair and Ajit Talukdar, retired professor and principal of Jnyanjyoti Academy Jr College as the appointed speaker. Khabir Ahmed, Subhasranjan Das, Malay Deka, Brajadhar Deka, Binoy Narzary etc., participated in it as invited guests.
Ajit Talukdar, Khabir Ahmed and Binoy Narzary on the occasion spoke briefly the activites of late Depak Swargiary and they remembered him as the best social worker and a courageous journalist of Goreswar town.
Mallika Devi Swargiary third prize winner of the report writing competition also spoke briefly on the occasion and thanked the GPC for holding such report writing competition as well. The chairperson Arabinda Deka also spoke briefly about the life of late Depak Swargiary and offered vote for thanks to all.