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Lakhyadhar Choudhury’s contributions recalled
Correspondent
 NORTH GUWAHATI, Nov 17 - Addressing a meeting held at the premises of Rongmahal High School here on November 11 to commemorate the three-day concluding function of the birth centenary celebration of Late Lakhyadhar Choudhury, Dr Dhrubjyoti Borah, president of Asam Sahitya Sabha, narrated how late Choudhury had commented about the seminal service rendered by doctors in society. However, it is on record that he opined that service to humanity by literature alone is always greater than what the doctors can do for the society. Choudhury, who was a former president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, through his writings on the life and travails of the neglected people, could endear himself to all sections of the society, Dr Bora claimed.

The meeting, held under the auspices of North Guwahati Sahitya Sabha with active assistance of Asam Sahitya Sabha, was presided over by senior journalist and president of North Guwahati Sahitya Sabha, Bhairab Sarmah.

Earlier, hoisting the flag of the State’s premier literary organisation, Sarmah while narrating the rich historical, religious, cultural and literary legacy of Rongmahal, exhorted the upcoming generation to be inspired by the ideals set forth by the departed noble souls.

Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi, general secretary of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, alluded to the various contributions of Late Choudhury, that made him very popular among all sections of people living in Assam.

Singer physician Dr Anjanjyoti Choudhury, daughter of the celebrated writer, Anuradha Das and youngest son Anupjyoti Choudhury while recollecting some tender moments with their Late father, presented a soul-stirring prayer in Sanskrit, besides sharing a dialogue from the drama Rakhyakumar.

The meeting which was anchored by Madhusudan Medhi, was attended by Kamrup district president of Sahitya Sabha, Naren Das and other members.

Earlier, Diha Naam was presented by Rongmahal Mahila Samiti led by singer Rubi Bora. An all-religion prayer was also held in the meeting. Later, Dr Paramananda Rajbongshi stated that the main programme of the ongoing centenary celebration would be held on December 6 next, instead of November 29 due to unavoidable circumstances.

Kamal Bora subsequently offered the vote of thanks to all concerned.

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