JORHAT, March 15 - Paying tribute to Gana Shilpi Moghai Oja here today, the district unit of AJYCP honoured two elderly folk artistes and a national award winning retired teacher with the Moghai Oja Award 2017.
The recipients of the awards, namely (retired teacher) Rajat Goswami, Tulosi Neog Oja and Jiten Hazarika, contributed immensely to the field of education and popularization of Assamese musical instrument dhol (drum) among the youth of the State.
The memorial awards were given by the chief adviser of the youth organisation Putul Dutta in the programme, which was held on the occasion of the death anniversary of the �people�s artist�.
Participating in the grand celebration of Moghai Oja Divas near the Jorhat Sadar Police Station, AJYCP general secretary Palash Changmai said that the State government should take up initiatives to honour the rich contributions of Moghai Oja to the field of Assamese folk music as no government programme was held on the occasion of his death anniversary even in his home district Jorhat.
Narrating the significance of the programme, AJYCP State organising secretary Siba Kalita said the celebration of Moghai Oja Divas every year makes the people aware of the rich cultural heritage and the mesmerising performance of the people�s artist.
AJYCP district president Ritul Pathak appealed the people of all religions, castes and creeds to popularise the socialist ideologies of Moghai Oja, who dedicated his life for popularising the dhol and spreading the message of equality.