TEZPUR, Jan 18 � Different organizations remembered Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Agarwala by observing the 64th death anniversary of the cultural figure here on Saturday.
The Tezpur chapter of apex literary body Asam Sahitya Sabha organized a tribute programme as part of the Silpi Divas at the Tezpur Sahitya Sabha Bhawan. The programme started with the lighting of the earthen lamp by Mrinalini Chetia and it was followed by floral tributes to the Rupkonwar by artiste Krishna Das Nath. Playwright Aishwarya Kakoti, artiste Ghanasyam Bora, singer Durgamoyee Bora and several others attended the programme.
The Sonitpur Zila Sahitya Sabha also observed the day at Panchmile near here. A meeting on the occasion was presided over by Guna Kanta Baruah and it was attended by social worker and writer Madhab Chandra Das among others. In the programme, the Sabha unit�s mouthpiece Bhoroli-poria was released by Madhab Chandra Das.
At Jyoti Bharati (Poki), artistes Durlabh Saikia, Kirti Bania, Saru Baruah and Indra Gogoi and journalist Nalini Baruah paid rich tribute to the cultural icon. In the programme an audio CD of Jyoti Sangeet presented by Siva Production was also released.
The Silpi Divas was also observed at Trimurti Udyan where former education minister Brindaban Goswami and other dignitaries paid rich tributes to Jyotiprasad Agarwala. Five personalities having contribution towards culture � �Natyabhusan� Arpan Bezbaruah, singer Tarulata Das, Bitopan Bora, sculptor Harinarayan Das and musician Dulali Tamuli � were felicitated on the occasion.
Likewise, marking the day, the Nabaprabhat orphanage family conducted a plantation drive at Mahabhairab Temple campus. At the Samadhisthal, the AASU, the family members of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha, social worker Minakshi Bhuyan and students of Kamala Prasad Agarwala Memorial School paid tribute to the Rupkonwar. The Janasanskriti Parishad observed the day at the Asomyia Club here.