TEZPUR, June 20 - Marking the 48th death anniversary of cultural icon, Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, people from every walk of life including Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, the Trimurty Udyan family, the Samadhisthol Management Committee, AASU, AJYCP, the Jyotibharati family etc., observed various programmes by paying rich tributes to Kalaguru today.
At Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, president of the literary body, Hemanta Baruah began the commemoration session by lighting the ceremonial lamp and paying floral tributes at the bust of the cultural icon. Addressing the gathering, he spoke on the unmatched contributions of Kalaguru Bishnu Prashad Rabha towards the society.
Speaking on the occasion, noted historian of Tezpur, Madhab Chandra Das said that Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha always thought of creating a greater Assam. �When Nagaland was separated from Assam, Bishnu Rabha cried,� he added.
It is worth mentioning here that the State Irrigation minister, Ranjit Dutta as per his commitment for developing the crematorium of the Kalaguru located on the bank of river Brahmaputra in Kolibari area, donated certain essential goods yesterday to the Crematorium Management Committee. The people present in today�s event expressed their gratitude to the minister.
At Jyotibharati, noted artiste Ghanasyam Bora started the commemoration programme by paying floral tributes to Kalaguru. Brindaban Goswami, MLA, writer Mrinali Chetia, vice-president of Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, Benudhar Kakoti, president of Ban Theatre, Mahendra Keot, Ritubaran Sharma, ex-MLA, Rajen Barthakur, State Youth Congress� president, Hiranya Bhuyan, among other dignitaries, paid tributes to the cultural icon.
JAGIROAD: Morigaon Zila Sahitya Sabha in association with the Mayong Sakha Sahitya Sabha and Mayong Anchalik College today observed the Bishnu Rabha Divas centrally at the premises of the Mayong Anchalik College with a day-long programme.
Dambarudhar Saikia, president, Mayong Sakha Sahitya Sabha hoisted the Asam Sahitya Sabha�s flag, which was followed by paying of floral tributes at the photograph of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha offered by Lakhi Kanta Medhi, former president of the local Sakha Sahitya Sabha.
A seminar on �Importance of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha�s philosophical life in the context of eco-social scenario of Assam� was organised on the occasion. Noted litterateur of Morigaon, Mileswar Pator, folk researcher of Mayong Lokendra Hazarika, Asom Unnati Sabha�s secretary, Atanu Sarma, Morigaon Zila Sahitya Sabha�s secretary, Ajit Sarma were the main speakers at the seminar, who addressed various aspects of the topic. The session was conducted by the Morigaon Zila Sahitya Sabha�s president Harendra Bora and inaugurated by Dr Phanibhusan Nath, principal, Mayong Anchalik College. Mihir Hazarika, secretary, Mayong Sakha Sahitya Sabha lit the ceremonial lamp on the occasion.
A painting competition was also held among the school students from various institutions of the Mayong area. A cultural evening on Rabha Sangeet was also organised.
KOKRAJHAR: Along with rest of the State, the 48th Bishnu Rabha Divas was observed here today at Kokrajhar Basic Training Centre.
In his inaugural speech, Kokrajhar Deputy Commissioner Bibekananda Choudhury spoke on the importance of the day and said that Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha was himself an institution who was a versatile genius as well as an expert in politics, sports, architecture, acting, dancing and writing. He added that Bishnu Rabha was a good politician and great social reformer also.
Attending the programme as invited guests, Kokrajhar SP, Rajen Singh, educationist and ex-principal of Kokrajhar BEd College, Dr Mangalsing Hazowary, educationist Ayeetri Das and social workers Arun Borgayary and Kanteswar Ray also addressed the gathering.
Earlier, the ceremonial lamp was lit and floral tributes paid at the portrait of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha by the guests and members present in the programme.
SIVASAGAR: Along with rest of the State, Bishnu Rabha Divas was observed in all the educational institutions as also and in the District Library premises by Axom Sangskritik Mohasobha today. Subudh Sonowal, lit the ceremonial lamp near the statue of Bishnu Prasad Rabha. Sonowal said that Rabha loved the people of Assam immensely and, so, he could inspire generation after generation with his wonderful creations.
Hema Dutta, president sang a song written on Rabha. Trailukya Dutta, introduced the guests while Prasanta Kumar Chutia delivered the keynote speech.
Chutia said that Bishnu Prasad Rabha did extensive research on morphology and anthropological history of Assamese language and Assam. It was Rabha who established the Bodo or tribal roots of the words like �Brahpamaputra�, �Bordoichila� and many other words.