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Death anniversary of Bhattadev observed
CORRESPONDENT
 SUALKUCHI, Jan 17 – The 372nd death anniversary of Sri Sri Baikuntha Nath Bhagawat Bhattacharya (Bhattadev) along with the 62nd annual meeting of Kamrup Damodar Sangha was held with a two-day programme from Janaury 5 at Takradi Sanpara High School premises. The programme began with a procession taken out through out the main thoroughfares of the area on January 5. The procession was led by Lakshminarayan Kalita with the Bhagawat on his head followed by gayan-bayan, different cultural groups and people chanting hymns. Huday Kalita, a senior citizen of the village illuminated ceremonial jars while Baroda Kalita, chairman, Samaj Kalyan Nidarshan Parishad opened the delegates’ camp at 5.30 pm.

On January 6 the programme started with ‘Usha Kirtan’ at 5 am and 6 am the ‘Bhagawat’ was placed on the altar by Ramesh Kalita which was followed by homadikritya. At 7 am, Prafulla Chandra Baishya, president, Kamrup Damodar Sangha hoisted the flag and Ratneswar Kalita, veteran citizen of the village planted a sapling to mark the occasion. At 10.30 am the religious discourse was held with Prafulla Chandra Baishya, president, Kamrup Damodar Sangha in the chair.

Dr Ramen Talukdar, principal, Suren Das College, Hajo inaugurated the meeting. Mahananda Sarmah, noted stage actor released the Damodar Darshan, a volume compiled with the essays written on Vaishnavite philosophy, in the meeting. Madan Chandra Kalita, secretary, Kamrup Damodar Sangha read out the annual report while Naren Baishya, president of the reception committee read out the welcome address.

Participating in the meeting as the chief guest, Dr Bhumidhar Barman, Revenue Minister said the same people do not agree with the existence of God and some agree with the existence of God. But only God saves the society from misrule, and irregularities. So, people should have faith on God he observed.

Releasing the souvenir Dr Horen Das, MLA, Hajo said absence of Adharma is Dharma... So religion should be the way of bringing peace and prosperity instead of violation and misrule. The meeting was addressed by Surendra Kumar Medhi, noted dramatist and Debojit Das, executive engineer PWD, Jayanta Baishya, SDC, Hajo also attended the meeting.