TEZPUR, June 17 - To mark the 114th birth anniversary of cultural icon Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, different social, national, cultural and literary organisations including Tezpur Sahitya Sabha organised a day-long programme at the Sahitya Sabha Bhawan here near the DC office.
President of Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, Hemanta Kumar Baruah started the programme by paying floral tribute at the bust of the cultural icon. Recalling the contributions of the cultural icon, Hemanta Baruah observed that Rupkonwar was a legend of modern culture and plays of Assam. He said, �Though many lectures and discussions have been held on Sonit Kunwori yet there is enough scope for more discussions on the issue for passing an exact message to the common masses regarding Jyotiprasad�s contributions towards Assamese culture and literature and the staging of his plays.�
The function conducted by senior journalist and Asam Sahitya Sabha�s central executive member, Pankaj Baruah was graced by radio artist Durga Moyee Bora, Nalini Baruah, Benudhar Kakoti, writer Mrinali Chetia, cine actor, Arun Nath, social worker Pulin Bhattacharya, Raju Baruah, general secretary of the Tezpur Asomiya Club Nilakanta Sarmah, and noted historian Madhab Das.