KALAIGAON, March 27 - The golden jubilee celebration of Samalabari LP School concluded on March 26 with three days of programmes. The school has been the centre of learning among the villagers besides class room teaching since its establishment in 1953.
The celebration started on March 24 with the hoisting of the school flag at 7 am jointly by Sanjay Kumar Tanti, president of the celebration committee and Putul Chandra Nath, Headmaster of 646 no. Samalabari LP school. Fifty school flags were also hoisted at a time by distinguished people of the locality followed by �homage paying ceremony,� conducted by journalist Purbajyoti Medhi, while Dona Ram Boro and Dhuli Boro memorial golden jubilee pandal were inaugurated by journalists Nipu Kakati and Mosaddique Hussain respectively.
The pandals were made from thatches in the form of a traditional Assamese japi, which were donated by social worker Krishna Boro.
On the second day on March 25, �Dharani Seuji Koran�, a plantation programme was launched by 50 village social workers at 10 am, which was inaugurated by former Hony. Wildlife Warden Jayanta Das.
In the evening at 7, a programme on folk song and dance was held which was inaugurated by DN Hazarika, ADC, Udalguri district.
On the concluding day on March 26, a cultural rally was taken out through the thoroughfares of the town. Several hundred people, mostly women and children took part in the rally in colourful traditional costumes.
The open session was held at 1 pm, which was presided over by Sanjay Kumar Tanti, president of the organising committee. Samala, a souvenir was released on the occasion by Manju Devi Pegu, HoD, Assamese department, Cotton State University, Guwahati. Maheswar Boro, MLA, Kalaigaon LAC; Jagadish Sarkar, EM, BTC and Ismail Hussain attended as the distinguished guests in the open session while noted writer Arupa Patangia Kalita, winner of Assam Valley Literary Award, 2016 instituted by Williamson Magor Education Trust, attended as the appointed speaker.
Speaking on the occasion, Arupa Patangia Kalita requested people not to be carried away by the fragmented emotional ideology circulated by a section of politically-motivated people but to live in peace, mentioning that hopes of common people would never die. She requested women of Kalaigaon to serve the people of their own villages. A poetry book written by Juri Sarma Deka was also inaugurated by her on the occasion. Nabin Chandra Boro, Inspector of Schools, Udalguri district; social workers Kami Ram Saharia, Mahendra Saikia, Kamal Prasad Sarma etc., attended the closing ceremony.