GUWAHATI, Dec 6 � The demise of renowned litterateur and Jnanpith Award Winner Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami was condoled on December 2 by NF Railway Pensioners� Association at Maligaon Pension Bhawan, a press release stated.
About 100 pensioners, including family pensioners attended the condolence meeting and one minute�s silence was observed for eternal peace of the departed soul.
She was an eminent Ramayani scholar who represented India in many international seminars and workshops on Ramayana. The meeting recounted her benevolence in donating the full amount of Rs 60 lakh received from Netherland in 2008 as prize for re-construction of a modern hospital at her native village at Amranga in South Kamrup of Assam.
The hospital was named in memory of Uma Kanta Goswami and Chandra Kanta Goswami. Her novels and poems spoke about the problems of the deprived, poor, oppressed and helpless common people of the country.
Senior office bearers of the Association spoke about the contributions of Dr Mamoni Raisom Goswami, who earned admiration for the whole country in addition to the sincere efforts to fight against injustice meted out to women in society.
In the meantime, the employees of Numaligarh Refinery Limited expressed deep grief and condoled the passing away of eminent author, litterateur, scholar, educationist and above all a great humanitarian, Dr Indira Goswami. She did our State proud with her works, deeds and achievements, they claimed.
Her death is a great loss to our State, the country and the literary world as a whole, a press note said. She was a towering personality who touched the lives of every one through her works, her compassion and her efforts to usher the State in peace and harmony.
The employees of Numaligarh Refinery Limited in a meeting observed two minute�s silence as a mark of respect to this great personality and prayed for the eternal and everlasting peace of the departed soul.
Further, a meeting of Govt Pensioners� Association, Guwahati branch held under the presidentship of Dr Kiran Chandra Sarma condoled the death of Dr Goswami.
Her death is an irreparable loss to Assam as well as India. Her outstanding contribution to Assamese literature will be well remembered all times to come. The meeting prayed for eternal peace of her soul, a press release received here said.
Meanwhile, a meeting of the Bakalu Janakalyan Sahitya Sanskriti Gosthi held on December 3 under the presidentship of Dr Pramod Chandra Bhattacharjya deeply condoled the death of Dr Indira Goswami.
The meeting, held in the residence of Dr Bhattacharjya, prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul and also conveyed its sympathy to the bereaved family members.
Dwijen Kakati, Ajit Choudhury, Nababrat Kakati, Pranab Kumar Bhattacharjya, Anjalika Chakravorty and Mahendra Mohan Das recalled the contributions of Dr Goswami towards Assamese literature and culture.
It is worth mentioning that Dr Goswami was one of the advisers of Bakalu Janakalyan Sahitya Sanskriti Gosthi, a release stated.
Similarly, the national board executive members of Council for Teacher Education (India) too condoled the demise of Dr Indira Goswami.