NORTH GUWAHATI, Nov 8 � The birth centenary of Narayon Bezboruah, which was celebrated under the auspices of the Narayon Bezboruah Centenary Birth Celebration Committee, concluded with a two-day schedule with various programmes here recently.
The first day�s programmes included flag hoisting, recitation competition with the cooperation of the Faculty of Fine Arts, lighting of lamps before the life-sized portrait of the departed artiste, floral tributes and a cultural programme arranged by the Ragasree Music College which was inaugurated by artiste Dr Anjanjyoti Choudhury.
The second day�s programmes began with a drawing competition among the students of high schools of both North Guwahati and Guwahati. The programme was sponsored by the Faculty of Fine Arts, North Guwahati. This was followed by a Kavi Samaroh held with the cooperation of the North Guwahati Kavi Samaj. The Samaroh, anchored by Kamal Bora, secretary, North Guwahati Kavi Samaj, was presided over by Ranjit Choudhury. Dr Durgeswar Sarmah conducted the programme, while retired professor and journalist Bhairab Sarma, president, North Guwahati Sahitya Sabha, Gakul Boruah and Dr Chittaranjan Das, secretary of the Asom Kavi Samaj, were the special guests.
Altogether, 56 poets recited their self-composed poems in the meet.
The open session was presided over by the president of the reception committee, Manindra Kumar Boruah. Among the special invitees, noted dramatist-director and a close associate of the departed artiste, Dulal Roy, Ramen Kalita, president, Asom Kavi Samaj, noted film artiste Malaya Goswami, noted dramatist Dr Shyam Prasad Sarmah, AIR Director Surjya Das and Prof Arup Kumar Sarmah of the IIT-G spoke on how despite having all rare qualities of a versatile genius and immense knowledge in fine arts, music, debate, dramatics, painting, literature, etc., late Bezbaruah was not given due recognition either in the State or at the national level. It was discussed as to how he was avoided by many due to his uncompromising attitude in fields where he excelled by surpassing others.
The meeting was made attractive by several singers who sang songs composed by late Bezboruah.
In the meeting, a birth centenary souvenir titled Prativar Ananya Pratibhu Narayan Bezboruah, edited by Dr Durgeswar Sarmah and having several articles written by many present and past celebrities of Assam and Meghalaya, was released by Ramen Kalita, president of the Asom Kavi Samaj.
The president of the meeting, Boruah, in his speech, thanked the participants for their various contributions towards making the centenary celebration a success.