GUWAHATI, Dec 4 � With changes in economic life-style and change in social attitude, need has now been felt in India for growing old-age homes to shelter the elderly people who lead a lonely life as their children remain away from them because of different circumstances.
This observation was made by Kula Saikia, Additional Director General of Assam Police, while speaking as the chief guest in a function held on Friday at �Amar Ghar� at Patharquarry in observance of the second death anniversary of Dinabandhavi Suchibrata Roy Choudhury.
Releasing the first issue of the quarterly newspaper published by Ambikagiri Trust, senior journalist DN Chakravartty dwelt at length on the manifold contribution of Roy Choudhury both as a writer and a social activist.
Besides, writing copiously about the deprivation of Assam, Roy Choudhury throughout her life fought for the cause of the poor and the downtrodden, Chakravartty added.
Biswa Dutta, president of the Ambikagiri Trust, dwelt on the untiring efforts of Dinabandhavi in taking up of the old-age home to give shelter to the elderly people.
Secretary of the old-age home, Manju Dutt Barua welcomed the guests. Dr Nirmal Kumar Choudhury, Dr Keshavananda Dev Goswami, Mridula Saharia and Tultul Baruah in their speeches recalled the qualities of head and heart of Roy Choudhury and referred to the relevance of her ideology of social service and her teachings.
Meena Agarwalla, well-knwn social activist of Tezpur was presented the Suchibrata Roy Choudhury Memorial award in her absence. The award was received by Anjali Agarwalla in the absence of Meena Agarwalla, who could not attend the function due to her