GUWAHATI, Nov 17 – The death of TG Baruah, Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers, was condoled across the State today. Our correspondents report:
Jorhat: Conscious sections of the society on Saturday mourned the death of TG Baruah, Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group and the eldest son of late Radha Govinda Baruah.
Prafulla Rajguru, former resident editor of Amar Asom, Jorhat, former president of Press Club, Jorhat and noted educationist, said that TG Baruah, following in the footsteps of his father, was successful in keeping the good name the Assam Tribune Group intact. He also paid homage to the departed soul of late Baruah.
Ashok Kumar Baruah, president of Press Club, Jorhat, also expressed sorrow over the demise the Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group. On behalf of the Press Club, Jorhat, he paid tribute to the departed soul. All the employees of the Jorhat office of The Assam Tribune also expressed grief over the death of TG Baruah. One minute’s silence was observed by them as a mark of respect to the departed soul.
Nalbari: The death of TG Baruah, Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group of Newspapers, was widely mourned by various organisations in Nalbari district. The Nalbari Nalbari District Journalists’ Union (NDJU), in a statement, mourned TG Baruah’s death. The statement issued by NDJU president Ramen Kalita said that Baruah’s death is an irrepearable loss to the State. Baruah continued the trend of impartial journalism in the State established by late Radha Govinda Baruah.The Nalbari district unit of the AASU, Nalbari Anchalik unit of AASU, AJYCP, Nalbari Zilla Sahitya Sabha, Nalbari Press Club, Nalbari district unit of the BJP, Nalbari Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha and Barbhag Press Club have condoled his death.
Tezpur: Various organisations in the cultural town, Tezpur expressed their grief on the demise of TG Baruah on Saturday. The organisations include the Sonitpur Journalists’ Union, Tezpur Press Club, Ban Theatre, local units of AASU and AJYCP, NSUI, NSUI Darrang College unit, Nupur Academy, Kala Guru Kendra, etc.
Dergaon: The death of TG Baruah was widely condoled at Dergaon. Organisations like Dergaon Journalists’ Association, Greater Dergaon Consumer Awareness and Protection Forum, nature organisation Aashray, Prajnan Sewa Samaj, DKD College, Dergaon, Dergaon HS School, Dergaon Girls’ HS School, etc., along with several noted personalities of Dergaon, condoled the death of the doyen of journalism of the State. The death was termed as a great loss in the field of journalism in the State. “TG Baruah could keep alive the tradition and legacy of Radha Govinda Baruah in the Tribune Group as he was the head of the group for a long period after RG Baruah. He could also establish a tradition in the field of journalism in the State,” stated litterateur Prafulla Chandra Bora. Condoling the death, noted scientist Dr Choudhuri Nath Saikia opined that TG Baruah was a man of tradition and dignified the Assam Tribune Group. “TG Baruah could make The Assam Tribune one of the best dailies in the country,” he added. Among the different newspapers, the dailies of the Assam Tribune Group are of distinct characteri. “The Assam Tribune and Dainik Asam have a good name and it is due to TG Baruah and others,” Dr Ranjit Kumar Bodoloi, principal of DKD College, said. At present, The Assam Tribune is the only complete paper of the State. “The Assam Tribune serves best the interests of unemployed youths of the State in particular. In this case, the role of TG Baruah can be best recognised,” Tapan Kumar Gohain, Dergaon Circle Officer, opined. Terming TG Baruah as a legendary person in the field of journalism in the State, the principal of Dergaon HS School, Guna Kanta Sarmah Baruah opined that his death is a loss to the State in general. “TG Baruah was able to keep alive the tradition of the papers of the group,” he added.
Mangaldai: The Electronic Media Association of Darrang has expressed deep sorrow and grief at the death of TG Baruah, Chairman of the Assam Tribune Group. In a condolence message to his bereaved family members, Hemanta Kumar Barua, president, and Mayukh Goswami, secretary of the media organization, termed his death as an irreparable loss to the Indian news media as well as to the greater Assamese society. Several other public organisations and individuals of Darrang district including Mangaldai Press Club, Darrang Working Journalists’ Union, Crystal Vision, Dr Mrinal Choudhury, president, Yuva Tirtha, Assam, Mukul Chandra Deka, president, Mangaldai Chambers of Commerce, Bhabesh Kakati, assistant general secretary, AJYCP and others also expressed their condolences at his death.
Biswanath Chariali: The death of TG Baruah has been widely mourned in and around Biswanath Chariali too. The Biswanath Zila Sambadik Santha, Biswanath Press Club, Biswanath Mahkuma AASU, AJYCP, Sahitya Sabha, Senior Citizens’ Forum, Behali Press Club, Lekhika Samaroh Samiti, Jonaki Chora, MLA, Biswanath, Prabin Hazarika, MLA, Behali, Pallab Lochan Das, former ministers Noorjamal Sarkar and Ripun Borah, MLA, Gohpur, Manika Borah, AASU’s central organising secretary, Ananta Kumar Borah, executive member, Duldul Borkataki, AGP leader, Sidhweswar Hazarika, MLA, Sotia, Padma Hazarika, SDO (C), Biswanath, Narayan Konwar, and others have expressed condolences over Baruah’s death.
Doomdooma:The Doomdooma Press Club and Tinsukia District Journalists’ Association have condoled the death of TG Baruah. Both these scribes’ bodies have described Baruah’s demise as a great loss for the State.