DOOMDOOMA, June 20 - Rich tributes were paid to Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha at Doomdooma on the occasion of his death anniversary on Saturday. A special programme was organised by the Doomdooma Sakha Sahitya Sabha (DSSS) at its office following all the protocols of social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Sabha flag was hoisted by DSSS president Bimala Baruah, followed by lighting of the lamp and offering of floral tributes at the portrait of Bishnu Rabha by vice president Joysurjyya Bora.
A new edition of the DSSS wall magazine Pratipad, edited by Gautam Medhi, was inaugurated by journalist and Tinsukia Zila Sahitya Sabha assistant secretary Deben Deka. Budding artiste Anamika Lahkar presented a Bishnu Rabha song.
The Tinsukia Zila Sahityasewi Mancha published a new edition of its in-house bulletin Samayiki under the editorship of poet Pranati Baruah. This lockdown special edition has been dedicated in the memory of Bishnu Prasad Rabha.
ANN Service adds from Gossaigaon: Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha was remembered on the occasion of his 52nd death anniversary on Saturday. The Gossaigaon branch of the Asam Sahitya Sabha organised a simple programme at the Kamal Nath Club cum Library complex by maintaining social distancing. The Asam Sahitya Sabha flag was hoisted by Parasu Kalita, while Sahitya Sabha branch secretary Khanindra Nath Das spoke on Rabha Divas. Dr Dinesh Das of Gossaigaon College garlanded the portrait of Kalaguru and lit the lamp. A wall magazine created under the guidance of Manik Chandra Deka was unveiled by Bodo litterateur Bhabani Baglary.
Gauripur Correspondent adds: Rabha Divas, the death anniversary of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha was observed on Saturday at the Gauripur Public Library, under the auspices of the Gauripur Sahitya Sabha.
Kshitish Chandra Roy, president of the Sahitya Sabha branch, hoisted the flag, while Dhirendra Nath Adhikary garlanded the portrait of the cultural icon and vice president Sohrab Ali lit the earthen lamp. Secretary Manas Chakraborty, Manita Barua and a few others spoke about the outstanding contribution of Bishnu Prasad Rabha.
The Gauripur Branch Lekhika Samaroh Samiti also observed the birth anniversary of Nirmal Prova Bordoloi by paying floral tributes to her. Rabha Divas was also observed by the Dhubri Branch Sahitya Sabha with a day-long programme.