GUWAHATI, Dec 2 - Tributes were paid to the memory of Dinabandhabi Suchibrata Roychoudhury � writer, thinker, revolutionary social worker and a pioneer in the woman empowerment movement � at a function held at old-age home Amar Ghar at Patharquarry today.
The president of the Ambikagiri Memorial Trust, Biswa Dutta, in his speech, explained the purpose of the function and referred to the great services of the Dinabandhabi towards the uplift of the poor and downtrodden in general and the physically challenged in particular.
Inaugurating the function, senior journalist DN Chakravartty described Suchibrata Roychoudhury as a vanguard in the women�s empowerment movement in the State and referred to her contributions to Assamese literature as novelist, poet, translator and columnist. He said that she dedicated her entire life to the deprived communities in general and the tribal and the physically challenged in particular. He said that she inherited the revolutionary spirit and outlook of her father as a bold exponent for the cause of Assamese people and a tireless crusader for the cause of the deprived and exploited.
Chakravartty requested the State Government to communicate with the Prime Minister in order to secure the Padma award for the great social worker and multifaceted personality in recognition of her meritorious services.
Dimbeswar Bhuyan, an exponent of Satriya art and culture was awarded the Dinabandhabi Award in recognition of his meritorious services for the cause of Satriya art and culture in particular and Assamese music in general.
A sorai, seleng, citation and Rs 5,000 were presented to Bhuyan as a mark of honour and affection from the Ambikagiri Trust.
Jogabrata Dutta also spoke and referred to the multifarious activities of the Ambikagiri Trust and the old-age home in which about 50 elderly people are being given shelter for over a decade. Iva Preeti Sarma presented some borgeets.
Earlier, Aparajita Dutta gave the welcome speech.