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Meet recalls contributions of late scribe Pradip Kr Gogoi

By ANN Service

DULIAJAN, Nov 1 - The scribes� fraternity along with students, youth and social organisations of Duliajan grieved the sudden demise of journalist Pradip Kumar Gogoi. On the evening of October 31, Duliajan Sanmilita Sangbadik Mancha and Duliajan Press Club in association with several other social and students� organisations paid tributes to Pradip Kumar Gogoi at Duliajan Old Bus Stand.

The ceremonial lamp was lit in front of a photograph of the late journalist by former vice president of Asam Sahitya Sabha Bhupen Saikia. Professor of Assamese Department of Dibrugarh University, Dr Satyakam Barthakur opined that Gogoi always rallied behind the people of Assam through his writings. Remembering his contribution, Tridiv Hazarika, DGM of Oil India Limited too showered praise on the late journalist�s achievements. The programme was anchored by working president of Sanmilita Sangbadik Mancha, Joyanta Bhuyan. In his address, he lamented that Pradip Kumar Gogoi�s feat of meeting ULFA C-in-C Paresh Baruah was never accorded proper recognition during the former�s lfetime.

Brojen Gogoi, president of Duliajan Press Club stated that the new generation of journalists should follow the footsteps of the late scribe.

Aditya Goswami, president of Duliajan Sahitya Sabha, Anil Gogoi, central AASU cultural secretary, resident editor of Dainandin Barta Karunjyoti Saikia, dignitaries from Brihattar Asomiya Mahila Mancha, Brihattar Asomiya Yuva Mancha, AASU, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad, Gorkha Students� Union, AASAA, Duliajan Rotary Club, All Assam Matak Yuva Chatra Sanmilan, Senior Citizens� Association, social worker Prafulla Gogoi, among others, paid rich tributes in memory of Pradip Kumar Gogoi.

It may be mentioned that Gogoi was the founder president of Sanmilita Sangbadik Mancha. On October 31, the Daily Market Vendors� Association of Duliajan kept their shops and commercial establishments closed for the day as a mark of respect to the departed soul. The Duliajan unit of Purbanchaliyo Tai Sahitya Sabha flew their insigne at half mast at the Duliajan Chalakataki venue of the literary organisation.

Incidentally, the United Liberation Front of Assam (Independent) too expressed their grief on the sudden demise of the journalist. The ULFA in a release sent to the media and issued by Captain Deep Asom stated that with the demise of Pradip Kumar Gogoi, Assam has lost a highly principled and brave journalist.

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