Nalinibala Devi remembered Correspondent DHEKIAJULI, Dec 31 Dhekiajuli Lekhika Samaroh Samiti paid glowing tributes to poet Nalinibala Devi on December 24 in a befitting manner. A largely attended public meeting was held at DM Das auditorium under presidentship of Ramola Bora. Chanu Saikia, secretary of the Samiti explained object of the meeting. Bora offered flowers to the portrait of Nalini Bala Devi and lit the earthen lamp. Hemi Bora, Anupama Das, Chanu Saikia, Inu Khaund recited self composed poems on Nalini Bala Devi.
In her presidential speech, Ramola Bora discussed the eventful life history of the poet. She said that life of Nalinibala Devi was full of sorrows. But overcoming personal problems she contributed a lot for the enrichment of Assamese poetry. Runjun Nath magazine secretary of the samiti offered vote of thanks.
On the occasion of Smriti divas in the afternoon a women cultural samaroh was also held in the same auditorium. The programme began with a borgeet by P Lahkar. Various women organisations presented Dihanam, Aainam, Bia-nam etc. Rekha Mahanta Lahkar readout an article on Namghar, Akanti Oza ex-president, Dhekiajuli Mahila Samiti a veteran social worker in her speech discussed the role of Namghar in present day society.
Health check up camp: Child Clinic of Dhekiajuli organised a free health check up camp recently in its new building with the cooperation of IMA, Dhekiajuli branch.
The inaugural meeting was presided over by Romesh Chandra Bora, senior adviser Dhekiajuli Press Club. Explaining the object of the meeting Dr Roshan Ali Ansari, proprietor of the child clinic in his speech said that every year he will arrange free medical check up camp for the children once or twice. Appointed speaker Roopjyoti Patangia, chairman, Dhekiajuli Municipality Board in his speech praised the role of Dr Ansari for the benefit of child patients. Nani Gopal Kachari, veteran social worker ex-teacher and poet in his speech said that Dr Ansari was always helpful for the poor people. Phanindra Kalita, secretary, Dhekiajuli senior citizen association and Yakub Ali, Headmaster Dhekiajuli High School also spoke a few words on the contribution of child specialist Dr Ansari for the common people. Dr Sarumai Saikia, SDMO Dhekiajuli Primary Health Centre inaugurated the free health camp. In the camp 427 children from 0 to 18 years group were examined and given free medicines.