BOKAKHAT, July 27 - Chandra Prabha Saikia, one of the pioneers of women�s education at Bokakhat who created awareness among women for spreading education, was publicly felicitated on the occasion of her 80th birthday on July 24.
Starting her career as a teacher, she inspired women to get educated and took part in locally organised theatrical shows as an actress also. � I laud the Sandhani Lekhika Samaroh Samiti, Bokakhat for organising the felicitation function,� said Gourav Bothra, DC of Golaghat district speaking as the chief guest at a meeting held at Puwati Sahitya Bhawan under the presidentship of Putali Khaund.
Dalimi Saikia Borah, president of the Golaghat Zila Lekhika Parishad presented a speech marking the careers and development of children and responsibilities of parents.
A felicitation book on the life of Chandra Prabha Saikia, edited by Dr Bibha Borah was formally released by poet Nijora Borthakur. Kalpana Chetia, vice-president of Golaghat Zila Sahitya Sabha and Apurba Bordoloi, president of Bokakhat Puwati Sahitya Sabha, Jitu Sarma Rajkhowa journalist also spoke on the occasion.
Earlier, Annada Saikia, litterateur lit the lamp, while Subarna Saikia Bordoloi, vice- president of Sadou Asom Lekhika Samaroh Samiti welcomed the guests and expressed the objective of the meeting. The Bokakhat Lekhika Samaroh Samiti felicitated Saikia with a seleng sador, sofura and citation while other organisations including the Bokakhat civil administration etc., also felicitated her.