TEOK, Jan 18 - To commemorate the death anniversary of State�s cultural icon Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Silpi Divas was observed at Teok on Sunday by various organisations.
Teok unit of Asam Sahitya Sabha observed the day at Renu Borah Memorial Institute with a daylong programme inaugurated by Snehelata Dutta by lighting a ceremonial lamp. Pankaj Goswami, Mantu Kumar Borah, Hemchandra Hazarika and Subhra Jyoti Boruah addressed the gathering. Students of the host institute presented songs and other cultural activities on the occasion.
Gaju Foundation, an NGO, undertaking various social activities in the Teok LAC area, observed the day at Bhogamukh near Teok. Krishnamoni Nath, Ashok Bora, Dr Dhiren Kalita and many other local artists were present at the meeting.
On the occasion of Silpi Divas, Gajanan Munda, director of Gaju Foundation, has inaugurated a free ambulance service for the people of Bhogamukh and its adjoining areas. Various cultural programmes were also organised on the occasion.
At Morigaon: Along with the rest of the State, Silpi Divas in memory of Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala was observed at Kathoni Palashguri near Lahorighat under the auspices of Morigaon Zila Sahitya Sabha.
The programme started with the flag hoisting followed by shradhanjali to Agarwala. A painting competition among the school students was also organised on the occasion. The competition was inaugurated by Prabal Basumatari, a social worker.
The foundation stone of the Jyoti Prasad Agarwal Natya Mancha was laid by Shyam Das, chairman of Morigaon Zila Parishad. In the afternoon, Bhupendra and Jyoti Sangeet completion was held which was opened by Kiran Basumatari.
An open meeting was held under the presidentship of Harendra Bora, president of Morigaon Zila Sahitya Sabha. In the meeting, several speakers dwelt at length about the contributions of Jyoti Prasad Agarwala to the greater Assamese society.