GUWAHATI, Oct 13 � The State Government has submitted a proposal to Calcutta University for introducing a Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaroa chair in honour of the legendary literary personality of Assam.
The State Government has also chalked out a number of programmes in Bezbaroa�s memory marking the conclusion of his 150-year birth anniversary. Some of the initiatives, significantly, will go beyond his anniversary celebrations and will be part of the Government�s endeavour to highlight and reassess the doyen�s unparalleled contributions to Assamese literature and language.
One such initiative is the first of the series of lectures on Bezbaroa scheduled for tomorrow, synchronizing with the concluding function of the year-long 150-year celebrations at Rabindra Bhawan organised centrally by the State Government.
Briefing the media, Education Minister Pradyut Bardoloi today said the Government was committed to spreading Bezbaroa�s legacy far and wide � something to be achieved through various programmes and initiatives.
�We have moved Calcutta University over a Bezbaroa chair, the modalities of which are being worked out. The chair will facilitate research on wide-ranging subjects including on socio-economic issues,� he said.
On the lecture series, Bardoloi said the State Government was for involving institutes of higher education in finding solutions to problems faced by the State.
�We want equity participation from the higher educational institutes in governance. The Bezbaroa memorial lectures will be available online and we will seek feedback from teachers and students and their assessments will again be evaluated by an expert panel and published together with the lectures. In this way research will be facilitated on relevant subjects and practical solutions evolved,� he added.