DIBRUGARH, Aug 14 - The third annual Nilim Choudhury memorial lecture was held on Tuesday at the conference hall of the District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) here under the aegis of the Dibrugarh Press Club.
Eminent educationist and researcher of Assam�s folk music and culture, Dr Anil Saikiaspoke on the �role of media in preserving the disappearing folk music and cultural heritage of Assam�. The programme was attended by local mediapersons, leaders of several local organisations, teachers and social activists.
Dr Saikia called upon the gathering to document various forms of folk songs and allied cultural ingredients by compiling them in books or preserving it in the digital form. He also asked the audience to promote the existing performing artistes as also cultural and folk music exponents of the State.
The programme was presided over by Prabir Chakravorty, president of the Dibrugarh Press Club. Dr Subhasana Mahanta Choudhury, wife of late Nilim Choudhury, initiated the floral tribute before the start of the conference.
Senior journalist, Sarat Chandra Neog also spoke about the life of late Nilim Choudhury. Choudhury had served as a reporter for The Sentinel here and was simultaneously writing for the Assamese daily Dainik Asam. He had also worked for Dainik Janambhumi, Eastern Clarion and wrote for several leading magazines.
He was also a part-time newsreader at the All India Radio here. He was also a good sports commentator. Although he was the library in-charge of Dibrugarh University at the time of his death, he was known among the people here as a journalist. Manash Jyoti Dutta, general secretary of the Dibrugarh Press Club anchored the programme.