GUWAHATI, Nov 16 – The Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum paid tributes to the legendary bard of Assam, Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika, yesterday evening at Bishnumandir, Bishnunagar, Dakhingaon, stated a press release.
As part of the programme, earthen lamps were lit at every household and a Bishnupriya Manipuri naamsankirtan was arranged as a prayer to the Almighty for eternal peace of ‘Biswa Ratna’ Bhupen Hazarika. The naamsankirtan was lead by Senago Sinha, Sudebi Sinha and Sarojini Sinha.
Earlier, a condolence meeting was held under the presidentship of Akhil Kumar Sinha. Dils Lakshmindra Sinha, the president of writers’ forum, highlighted the invaluable contribution made by Sudhakantha to the world literature and culture.
His demise is an irreparable loss to the humanity in general and to different ethnic groups of the North-east in particular.
Among others, Pratap Sinha, Gopal Sinha, Amiyo Sinha, Arun Sinha, Kusumbabu Sinha and others spoke on the occasion.
Meanwhile, the principal, staff and students of Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara paid homage to Dr Bhupen Hazarika on the auspicious occasion of his adyashraddha ceremony on Tuesday at the Kendriya Vidyalaya Khanapara premises, stated another press note.
Principal Anjana Hazarika, in her speech, recalled his invaluable works and contributions to humanity, and all present pledged to keep alive his rich legacy.
Another press release adds that Sudhakantha Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s adyashraddha was observed on November 15 at Shree Sankat Motion Ashram, near RG Baruah Road, with a day-long programme.
The programme included ‘Bishnu Path’, ‘Bhagabat Path’ and naam-prasanga of ladies. Many people of locality attended the programme and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul.