BAIHATA CHARIALI, June 30 � Under the aegis of the Baihata Chariali Sahitya Sabha and the pub-Kamrup unit of the AASU, Rabha Divas was observed at Agdala Adarsha LP School premises on June 20 with a day-long programme.
The programme of the day began with the hoisting of Asam Sahitya Sabha flag by Roktima Deka Barua, president of the Baihata Chariali Sahitya Sabha and hoisting of the AASU flag by Rinku Moni Deka, president of the Pub-Kamrup unit of the student body at 9.30 am. At 10 am, Meera Begum, headmistress of Agdala Adarsha LP School offered floral tribute at the portrait of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha.
Besides a number of colourful programmes, the day also saw Rabha dance and song contests among the school students of the locality.
Synchronising with the programme, the organising committee also held a special lecture meet on the life of the Kalaguru. Participating in the meet as the guest speaker, Krishna Kanta Kalita, former secretary of the Baihata Chariali Sahitya Sabha, said that though Bishnu Prasad Rabha worked a lot for the development of the State in regard to agriculture, literature, culture and education besides raising his voice against the exploitative forces, he was not given due respect and importance. He also spoke about the multifaceted talents of the Kalaguru.
On the otherhand, Bhudhar Deka, former ex-secretary of the Kamrup Zila Sahitya Sabha called upon the students and the public to preserve the valuable contributions of the Kalaguru in every sphere as a mark of respect to the warrior artiste.
In the meeting, Pradip Kumar Deka, assistant general secretary of the Kamrup district committee of the AASU and Lakhi Deka, president of the Baihata Chariali Press Club were also present and offered tribute to the great activist. Earlier, Kushal Goswami, former secretary of the Baihata Chariali Sahitya Sabha began the special lecture meet with the recitation of a poem of Bishnu Rabha.
In the meet, twelve students were given prizes for their good performance in various contests organised in the day. Nabajyoti Deka, secretary of the Sabha unit offered the vote of thanks.