GUWAHATI, Sept 28 - �Radha Govinda Baruah was a visionary and his field of work was not limited to a particular sphere. Be it culture or sports, he had contributed immensely for the entire Northeast,� said Dr Dipak Kumar Sharma, Vice Chancellor of Kumar Bhaskar Varma Sanskrit and Ancient Studies University while inaugurating the Singhapurush Radha Govinda Baruah conference hall at the Bhagawati Prasad Barua Bhawan of Asam Sahitya Sabha here today.
The conference hall, constructed with financial support from the Assam Tribune group, have state-of-the-art facilities and a provision for a 100-people round-table conference.
In his speech, Dr Sharma lauded the initiative of the Assam Tribune group and said, �Hope the conference hall will turn into a centre of intellectual discussions, where eminent scholars from across the State will formulate the path for developing our literature and culture.�
Managing Director of the Assam Tribune group of publications, Prafulla Govinda Baruah, who was also present on the occasion, said, �It feels great to be here. I am thankful to the Asam Sahitya Sabha for naming the hall after my father.�
Speaking on the occasion, former president of Sabha Dr Dhruba Jyoti Borah recalled the contributions of the late Radha Govinda Baruah and the Assam Tribune group towards Assamese literature and culture.
�Culture and literature are interlinked with media and Radha Govinda Baruah strengthen the linkage many years ago. The Assam Tribune group has contributed immensely for the development of culture and literature of Assam,� Bora said.
�This is the very place where the Sabha used to organise training programmes on Assamese language for the officers who came from outside the State. Today this place donned a new look,� said president of Asam Sahitya Sabha Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi.