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Elders should leave noble ideals for youth to emulate

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - The Octogenarians� Club of Guwahati celebrated its fourth foundation day recently with a daylong programme involving felicitation and discussion of socio-economic and political problems of the State.

Prof Mahesh Chandra Bhuyan presided over the function attended by a galaxy of prominent elderly citizens of Guwahati.

General secretary of the club DN Chakravartty, while explaining the purpose of the meeting, recalled the contributions of several senior members of the club including the late Kamaleswar Bora, Hem Kakati, freedom fighter Kamakhya Ram Das and Ratna Kumar Gautam in giving the club a solid foundation.

Bedabrata Barua, former Union Deputy Minister, Eli Ahmed, Khanindra Chandra Das, Absar Ali Hazarika and Amal Kumar Hazarika in their speeches stressed the need for a concerted national drive in foiling the sinister designs of terrorists and anti-national elements.

Two prominent nonagenarians of the State, rice specialist Dr DN Barthakur and retired State Finance Secretary Gopal Chandra Goswami, were felicitated on the occasion.

Acknowledging the felicitation, Dr Barthakur said Assam could rightly be proud of planting 8000 species of paddy.

Goswami said that man could overcome the handicaps of old age through concerted thinking and planned action. He added that it is the sacred responsibility of the elder sections of society to hand over noble ideals to the young generation to emulate.

Dr Amiyo Mohan Das regaled the house with a timeless number of the 1950s.

Prof Bhuyan in his presidential remarks appealed to the members of the club to create an atmosphere of amity in society as their legacy to the coming generations.

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Elders should leave noble ideals for youth to emulate

GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - The Octogenarians� Club of Guwahati celebrated its fourth foundation day recently with a daylong programme involving felicitation and discussion of socio-economic and political problems of the State.

Prof Mahesh Chandra Bhuyan presided over the function attended by a galaxy of prominent elderly citizens of Guwahati.

General secretary of the club DN Chakravartty, while explaining the purpose of the meeting, recalled the contributions of several senior members of the club including the late Kamaleswar Bora, Hem Kakati, freedom fighter Kamakhya Ram Das and Ratna Kumar Gautam in giving the club a solid foundation.

Bedabrata Barua, former Union Deputy Minister, Eli Ahmed, Khanindra Chandra Das, Absar Ali Hazarika and Amal Kumar Hazarika in their speeches stressed the need for a concerted national drive in foiling the sinister designs of terrorists and anti-national elements.

Two prominent nonagenarians of the State, rice specialist Dr DN Barthakur and retired State Finance Secretary Gopal Chandra Goswami, were felicitated on the occasion.

Acknowledging the felicitation, Dr Barthakur said Assam could rightly be proud of planting 8000 species of paddy.

Goswami said that man could overcome the handicaps of old age through concerted thinking and planned action. He added that it is the sacred responsibility of the elder sections of society to hand over noble ideals to the young generation to emulate.

Dr Amiyo Mohan Das regaled the house with a timeless number of the 1950s.

Prof Bhuyan in his presidential remarks appealed to the members of the club to create an atmosphere of amity in society as their legacy to the coming generations.