GUWAHATI, Jan 23 � The Guwahati Police Commissionerate will start a new programme of keeping intimate information of the well-being of the citizens by sending out police personnel to work as public relations men to visit different localities as friends of the society.
This was informed by Police Commissioner Jyotirmoy Chakravartty while replying to a felicitation accorded to him by Brihattar Panjabari Sahitya Sabha (BPSS) at its 18th session at Guneswari Medhi High School campus today.
Urmila Chakravarty chaired the meeting.
Jyotirmoy Chakravarty, in his speech, explained the responsibilities of new Police Commissionerate. He introduced the Deputy Police Commissioner, Hemanta Das, to the public and appealed to the people to extend cooperation in order to enable the City Police to serve the citizens in an effective manner.
At the request of the people, Chakravarty presented a song of Dr Bhupen Hazarika to the delight of the audience.
The outgoing secretary of BPSS, Dr Bhabendranath Deva Sarma, in his report, dwelt on the activities of the Sabha during the last two years. Paramesh Dutta, retired Commissioner, Education, while addressing the meeting as chief guest, appealed to the writers to work for inspiring the masses and to defeat the divisive and reactionary forces.
Sarma also said that good literature should inspire promotion of human values and cementing of social unity.
DN Chakravartty, in his speech, said that the Assamese language and literature had a bright future and there was no danger about the survival of the language.
Writer Bimal Kumar Hazarika, while releasing the quarterly organ of the Sabha named Patrika edited by Mafizuddin Ahmed, said that the eternal objective of literature was the promotion of well-being of all and establishment of brotherhood of mankind.
Dr Dhrubajyoti Bora, president-elect of Asam Sahitya Sabha, who could not attend the meeting due to indisposition, wished success of the function.
Several schoolchildren presented devotional songs, group songs and were awarded prizes.
The newly-elected president of BPSS, Nagen Bhuyan, while introducing the new members of the executive committee, appealed to the people to extend cooperation so that the Sabha could maintain its name and glory.
Urmila Chakravarty, in her presidential remarks, urged the woman writers to be more active and to participate in all programmes of the Sabha.
In the morning, the Sabha flag was hoisted by Urmila Chakravarty while Mahendra Bora offered tarpan in memory of the departed writers and martyrs.