TEZPUR, Jan 27 � Along with the rest of the country, the 118th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose was observed at various places in Sonitpur district.
To mark the event a huge bike rally was taken out from Tezpur Theatre Hall by the Bengali Theatre Hall Amateur party which ended at the Netaji Park at the heart of the town. The secretary of the Bengali Theatre Hall Amateur party, Sachidananda Paul paid homage to the freedom fighters.
Likewise, the Brihattar Tezpur Bangabhashi Asomiya Samaj also took out a rally participated by different communities of the town from the Bengali Higher Secondary School and it was flagged off by retired teacher, Haridas Sarkar. The rally passed through the town and later ended at the Netaji Park of the town. Rich tributes were paid to Netaji by Rajen Barthakur, MLA, Tezpur.
Further, in connection with the day a frontline NGO �Life Time Social Development Society� in association with Kanaklata Civil Hospital here organised a blood donation camp where altogether 70 donors donated blood.
The day-long function was also observed at Thelamara Kalibari under Dhekiajuli revenue circle in Sonitpur district. Speaking about the firebrand leader, in his inaugural speech, a Bengali leader of Misamari area, Rathindra Dey said that Bose was a member of the Indian National Congress and advocated a tough stand against the British much to the discomfort of other senior Congress leaders including Mahatma Gandhi. He left the Congress and formed the All India Forward Bloc in 1939 following massive differences with Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. Habul Chakrabarty, MLA, Dhekiajuli LAC urged the people to follow the ideology of the Netaji.