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State remembers RG Baruah

By STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI, July 15 - The State today fondly remembered the great visionary and architect of modern Assam, �Singhapurush� Radha Govinda Baruah on the occasion of his 42nd death anniversary.

An institution in himself, Radha Govinda Baruah, popularly known as RG, was not just instrumental in developing the sports infrastructure in Guwahati in the form of Nehru Stadium, but had his contributions in almost every sphere of public life, including journalism, art, culture and literature.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in his twitter message this morning paid his tribute to the builder of modern Assam saying that the State would always remember RG Baruah�s extraordinary contribution in the field of sports, culture and journalism.

The RG Baruah Smriti Rakhya Samiti organised a tribute function this morning near the statue of RG Baruah on the bank of Dighalipukhuri. The solemn function was attended by the family members and admirers of RG Baruah, who recalled his striking organising capabilities and the zeal to work for the society.

Bhuban Lahkar, general secretary of the Smriti Rakhya Samiti, deliberating on the life and works of RG Baruah said that the founder of the Assam Tribune Group of Publications, RG Baruah was a multifaceted personality who had the capability to transform his dreams into reality.

"Besides bringing Bihu onto stage from the fields, and initiating a number of other cultural and sports activities in the State, he contributed a lot as the first Mayor of Guwahati. Also, his efforts to start the Assam Flying Club, Guwahati Tea Auction Centre and the Nehru Stadium are known to all,� he said.

Surajit Govinda Baruah, director of the Assam Tribune Group, initiated the tribute function and spoke about a number of innovative steps taken by RG Baruah that later became major institutions in the State.

Tribute programmes were also organised on the Tribune Buildings premises where the employees of the publication house paid their respect to the iconic personality.

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State remembers RG Baruah

GUWAHATI, July 15 - The State today fondly remembered the great visionary and architect of modern Assam, �Singhapurush� Radha Govinda Baruah on the occasion of his 42nd death anniversary.

An institution in himself, Radha Govinda Baruah, popularly known as RG, was not just instrumental in developing the sports infrastructure in Guwahati in the form of Nehru Stadium, but had his contributions in almost every sphere of public life, including journalism, art, culture and literature.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in his twitter message this morning paid his tribute to the builder of modern Assam saying that the State would always remember RG Baruah�s extraordinary contribution in the field of sports, culture and journalism.

The RG Baruah Smriti Rakhya Samiti organised a tribute function this morning near the statue of RG Baruah on the bank of Dighalipukhuri. The solemn function was attended by the family members and admirers of RG Baruah, who recalled his striking organising capabilities and the zeal to work for the society.

Bhuban Lahkar, general secretary of the Smriti Rakhya Samiti, deliberating on the life and works of RG Baruah said that the founder of the Assam Tribune Group of Publications, RG Baruah was a multifaceted personality who had the capability to transform his dreams into reality.

"Besides bringing Bihu onto stage from the fields, and initiating a number of other cultural and sports activities in the State, he contributed a lot as the first Mayor of Guwahati. Also, his efforts to start the Assam Flying Club, Guwahati Tea Auction Centre and the Nehru Stadium are known to all,� he said.

Surajit Govinda Baruah, director of the Assam Tribune Group, initiated the tribute function and spoke about a number of innovative steps taken by RG Baruah that later became major institutions in the State.

Tribute programmes were also organised on the Tribune Buildings premises where the employees of the publication house paid their respect to the iconic personality.

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