GUWAHATI, July 15 � Rich tributes were paid to RG Baruah on his 34th death anniversary in a memorial meet held near his statue on the south side of Dighali Pukhuri this morning.
Several eminent personalities, including TG Baruah of the Assam Tribune Group, Prof Parama Kalita, and Bhuban Lahkar of the RG Baruah Smriti Rakhya Samiti offered floral tributes to the statue and recalled his contributions to Assam, and in promoting sports in particular. PG Baruah, Editor, The Assam Tribune, was among those who offered their tributes.
The founder of the Assam Tribune group of publications, RG Baruah, was appreciated for his role in encouraging a range of developmental activities. Bani Bikram Sarma, president of Hitakalpa, said that RG Baruah was ahead of his times, and his contributions laid the foundation for sports activities in Assam.
Bhuban Lahkar was of the belief that RG Baruah�s works and ideals need to be recalled in present day Assam, as he worked ceaselessly for the all round development of the region. He added that Baruah had a role in the establishment of several important landmarks, including the Nehru Stadium and the B Borooah College campus apart from other socially relevant works.
TG Baruah, offering his floral tributes, referred to the rainy weather and said that it was on a similar day that RG Baruah had passed away.
Our Bureau adds from Dibrugarh: The 34th death anniversary of Radha Govinda Baruah was observed with due solemnity here today, under the auspices of the Dibrugarh R G Baruah Smriti Rakhya Samiti. Former Dibrugarh MP Sarbananda Sonowal and Dibrugarh Municipal Board vice-chairman, Rampatlal Verma were among those who paid floral tributes before the bust of RG at the Lakshminath Bezbaroa Park here this morning.
Speaking on the occasion, Sonowal urged the Assam Tribune Group to consider a RG Museum in the city, as RG commenced his public life here in the spheres of banking, insurance, culture, sports and media. He said the proposed museum would go a long way in showcasing the efforts of RG in building a modern Assam.
The secretaries of the Smriti Rakhya Samiti, Ron Duarah and Dr K R Baruah thanked the gathering for offering their tributes despite heavy rains and inclement weather.