MANGALDAI, Sept 10 - Dr Mrinal Choudhury, an eminent cultural organiser, lyricist, poet and the president of the cultural organisation Yuba Theertha-Asam has underlined the need of studying the works and philosophy of music maestro Dr Bhupen Hazarika by the younger generation to find a proper way of life in the present critical stage of the State.
�Bhupen da always had deep faith and high expectation on the ability of the youth force of the State and this could well be reflected in his vast composition of songs, poems and other literary works. One of the most important aim of his immortal creations was to inspire and motivate the younger generation and the reason why he used to make friendships with younger generation than his same age group,� she said
Dr Choudhury was delivering speech on the topic � Songs, poems of Bhupen Hazarika and the younger generation� as the guest speaker in the seminar organised by the Mangaldai Media Circle on Saturday afternoon at Chapai Yuba Kalyan Kendra near here befitting the celebration of the tenth foundation day of the local scribes� body.
Earlier, Dr Bijoy Kumar Sarma, a scholar on folk culture while inaugurating the function by lighting an earthen lamp before the portrait of Dr Bhupen Hazarika described Bhupen da as a beautiful never ending poem. He said, �Bhupen da actually is a beautiful poem. It could be read both from the top or the bottom but it never can be finished.� Former popular TV anchor and presently DIPRO of Darrang, Manimala Gogoi Kalita while participating in the function as an invited guest narrated her unique memorable experience of her life in taking the last interview of the legendary artiste.
Four short films on the life and works of Dr Bhupen Hazarika including one produced on the theme of Dr Mrinal Choudhury�s poem titled Nibir Sanglap were also screened. The presentation of a recitation by Sangita Thakuria, the melodious performance of the evergreen songs of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika by upcoming young artistes Anwesha Goswami, Antariksha Kalita, Nibedita Das, Banashree Nath, Dolypriya Nath and Roktotpal Barua added colour to the function. Prominent singer Tutu Hazarika also paid his homage by performing several songs of Dr Bhupen Hazarika.