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Elders offered tips on longevity

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, June 2 � Several tips for longevity were offered by a gentleman � who will celebrate his centenary next year � at a function organised recently by the Octogenarians� Club of Guwahati.

A meeting held under the presidentship of Kamaleswar Bora, former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, was addressed by Dr Keshab Chandra Bardoloi, who is as fit as a fiddle at 99, as special guest.

Analyzing the causes behind his longevity, Dr Bardoloi said that he owed 40 per cent of his longevity to genetic factors while another 60 per cent was due to his rigorous observance of rules of health, including hours of sleep, quantity of food, and complete abhorrence of addictive drugs like liquor.

He admitted that although he tasted liquor including brandy, whisky and rum in the early decades of his youth, he discovered the fatal influence of liquor and avoided it strictly since the last 60 years.

Suggesting certain ways and means for maintenance of perfect health, including checking of problems of sugar and high pressure, Dr Bardoloi prescribed moderate food, regular exercise and meditation.

Prof Mahesh Chandra Bhuyan, Bhupendra Kumar Baruah, SK Baruah and Kumud Das, while participating in the discussion, regaled the house with interesting anecdotes of their lives. Dr Amiyo Mohan Das and Nirmala Adhikari sang modern and folk songs.

Earlier, general secretary DN Chakravartty said that they were trying to identify ten oldest citizens of the State who were past hundred years.

Bora, in his presidential remarks, said that man should know to live a purposeful life for which discipline of thought and food was vital.

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Elders offered tips on longevity

GUWAHATI, June 2 � Several tips for longevity were offered by a gentleman � who will celebrate his centenary next year � at a function organised recently by the Octogenarians� Club of Guwahati.

A meeting held under the presidentship of Kamaleswar Bora, former Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, was addressed by Dr Keshab Chandra Bardoloi, who is as fit as a fiddle at 99, as special guest.

Analyzing the causes behind his longevity, Dr Bardoloi said that he owed 40 per cent of his longevity to genetic factors while another 60 per cent was due to his rigorous observance of rules of health, including hours of sleep, quantity of food, and complete abhorrence of addictive drugs like liquor.

He admitted that although he tasted liquor including brandy, whisky and rum in the early decades of his youth, he discovered the fatal influence of liquor and avoided it strictly since the last 60 years.

Suggesting certain ways and means for maintenance of perfect health, including checking of problems of sugar and high pressure, Dr Bardoloi prescribed moderate food, regular exercise and meditation.

Prof Mahesh Chandra Bhuyan, Bhupendra Kumar Baruah, SK Baruah and Kumud Das, while participating in the discussion, regaled the house with interesting anecdotes of their lives. Dr Amiyo Mohan Das and Nirmala Adhikari sang modern and folk songs.

Earlier, general secretary DN Chakravartty said that they were trying to identify ten oldest citizens of the State who were past hundred years.

Bora, in his presidential remarks, said that man should know to live a purposeful life for which discipline of thought and food was vital.

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