GUWAHATI, Dec 8 - Rich tributes were paid to noted litterateur, eminent poet and author of the Awahan era, the State�s first post-graduate in commerce and literary pensioner Jiban Chandra Goswami on his 100th birth anniversary at a programme organised at his New Sarania residence under the aegis of Assam Theosophical Federation and Guwahati Sahitya Kanan on December 4.
According to a press release, the programme started with a Saraswati Vandana by Barsha Goswami, followed by lighting of the lamp by litterateur and critic Prof Upendra Nath Sarma.
On behalf of Jiban Chandra Goswami�s family, his son Arup Chandra Goswami recalled the volume of work of his father in the field of literature. He mentioned that late Goswami authored the first book of banking in Assamese. He also prepared the Axomiya Biswakosh, authored textbooks for Dibrugarh University and textbooks of geography and commerce for higher secondary level, besides writing poems, songs, plays, novels and also books on sales tax, excise duty and agriculture income tax, Arup Goswami said. He also mentioned the unique idea of his father of compiling his own writings and those of his son (Arup) and grandson Bedanga, in one book titled Prajanma.
President of Guwahati Sahitya Kanan Khanindra Chandra Das recalled his association with late Goswami, adding that he had a distinguished career and was a founder professor of B Borooah College and headmaster of Hunlal School with litterateurs Pramod Bhattacharya and Jogesh Das respectively as his students.
Prof Upendra Nath Sarma discussed at length Goswami�s life, poems and novels. He opined that Goswami�s novel Taranginir Tirat on societal harmony is worth appreciating and deserves recognition by literary forums. Raghunath Choudhury, on behalf of the Assam Theosophical Federation elaborated on the services rendered by late Goswami towards the federation and its causes. Rinti Sharma presented a recital of late Goswami�s creation and Kumud Chandra Nath and Bimal Kumar Hazarika recited their poems on late Goswami.
The programme which was conducted by Bimal kumar Hazarika, concluded with a devotional recital by Dipali Goswami, Anu Devi and Nijora Dutta, the release added.