GUWAHATI, Dec 10 - Citizens recalled the life and contributions of late Gaurisankar Bhattacharyya on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary at a function held at the District Library here today. Organised by the Gaurisankar Bhattacharyya Memorial Committee, the function was attended by prominent citizens, including writer/journalist Homen Borgohain and journalist DN Chakravartty.
The speakers, while acknowledging the high intellectual calibre of Gaurisankar Bhattacharyya, were unanimous in their opinion that the present generation of parliamentarians have a lot to learn from the multifaceted personality.
In his speech, Homen Borgohain said Bhattacharyya lived in both deeds and years. Recollecting his association with the stalwart, Borgohain said Bhattacharyya had many talents and he had also showed his mark as a writer. �I had known him for a long time and there is no doubt that he was a gifted man. His erudition earned him respect from all,� said Borgohain, adding that it was a golden era in the political sphere of Assam when individuals like Bhattacharyya gave a new meaning to the Assembly debates.
Borgohain, while highlighting the political career of Bhattacharyya, said today�s generation of parliamentarians should emulate the principles of Bhattacharyya, who set new standards in the democratic tradition.
�I still remember going to Shillong to hear the debates in the Assembly and particularly, the speech of Bhattacharyya,� said Borgohain.
Chakravartty described Bhattacharyya as one of most brilliant Assamese and said the illustrious son of the soil enriched parliamentary democracy. Four books were also released on the occasion.