JORHAT, Sept 8 – Dr Bhupen Hazarika’s birthday was celebrated at a function held at Jorhat District Library auditorium here today.
The Bhupendra Sangeet competition started at 11am. More than 70 participants participated in the competition. Dr Anjanjyoti Choudhuri, Rubi Singha and Kanika Das were the judges in the competition. Dr NM Rafique, noted artist of Jorhat inaugurated the competition.
The souvenir Sudhakantha was released by Dr Dina Saikia, principal, Cresent Academy, Jorhat. A conference on the songs of Dr Hazarika was also held. Dr Anil Saikia, principal, Moran College and Dr Anjanjyoti Choudhuri, Guwahati took part in the session which was chaired by Prafulla Rajguru, noted educationist of Jorhat.
Tezpur Correspondent adds: The birthday of music legend, Sudhakatha Dr Bhupen Hazarika was celebrated here at the historic Poki (Jyoti Bharati).
The function was organised by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Assam in cooperation with the district administration. Deputy Commissioner Sonitpur, Tapan Chandra Sarma begun the brief function by paying floral tribute at the portrait of Dr Hazarika.
The brief function was attended by noted artists Sushil Kumar Baruah, Ripa Goswami Baruah, Nalini Baruah, Kirti Baruah, Pankaj Bardoloi and Sudhakantha’s brother Nipen Hazarika among others.
Speaking on the occasion Nipen Hazarika urged all concerned to go into the depth of the every words found in the immortal songs of the music legend who always tried to motivate the common people to build a peaceful world where common people could live peacefully.
The Jyoti Bharati fraternity presented songs of the music legend. Moreover, one nature lover of Gohpur area Gokul Gogoi planted a chandan tree sapling at the Jyoti Bharati campus.
Further, at the historic Ban Theatre, ‘Satak’ a frontline cultural platform here and Tezpur Sahitya Sabha jointly organised a programme where prominent personalities paid floral tribute to the Sudhakantha.
Tinsukia Corrrespondent adds: Sadiya, the remotest area of the State where Dr Bhupen Hazarika was born celebrated the birthday of the great music maestro.
Organised by the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Cultural Trust and Sadiya Dr Bhupen Hazarika Janma Jayanti Palan Samity at the Mukoli Mancha, Chapakhowa a massive cultural rally was taken out on the streets of Chapakhowa in which thousands of people participated. The rally with Gayon Bayon, cultural troops of different ethnic groups and people from all ages irrespective of caste and creeds was flagged off by Bhagwati Pd Sharma, social worker.
Prior to the rally a shradhanjali programme was initiated by Kishore Thakuria, SDO (Civil), Sadiya and Agam Ch. Gogoi, former principal, Sadiya HS School, Chapakhowa.
The open session dedicated as “Shraddhanjali” was addressed by Jairam Ramesh, Union Minister for Rural Development, Paban Singh Ghatwar, Union Minister of DoNER, Pradyut Bordoloi, Minister of Power, Parliamentary Secretary and MLA Sadiya, Bolin Chetia.
Union Minister, Jairam Ramesh assured the public that he would submit a proposal before the Prime Minister for naming the Dhoola-Sadiya bridge over the river Brahamputra and Dibrugarh Airport after the great son of the nation, Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
Further, on the occasion three lectures on the songs of Dr Hazarika namely “ Bhupen Hazarikar geetot manabotabad”, “Bhupen Hazarikar geeti sahityar eti mulyaon” and “Bhupen Hazarikar geetot jana jivanor nibhaj pratiphalan aru loka sangeetor prabhav” were delivered by Rana Changmai, Punya Saikia and Harendra Nath Borthakur respectively. The day-long programme concluded with a cultural night.
Furtrher, to pay rich tribute to the great music maestro, Dr Bhupen Hazarika on his birth anniversary, the citizens of Tinsukia have planned to install his statue at the “0 point” (Thana Chariali).
The foundation of the statue was formally laid by the Parliamentary Secretary, Power and Industry department, as well as local MLA, Rajendra Pd Singh today. The foundation laying ceremony was also attended by another Parliamentary Secretary, Department of Labour and Employment and MLA Chabua, Raju Sahoo, chairman, Tinsukia Municipal Board, Subhashis Bhattacharjee, chairman, Tinsukia Development Authority, Pranab Baruah, and many other dignitaries including representatives of different students and cultural organisations including Tinsukia District Journalists’ Association, Tinsukia district committees of Students Union, AJYCP etc.
The construction of the statue will be completed with the financial contributions of the people of Tinsukia and already both the Parliamentary Secretaries have announced their contributions to the amounts of Rs5 lakh each and Rs 2 lakh each by Tinsukia Municipal Board as well as the Tinsukia Development Authority.
Jagiroad Correspondent adds: The 86th ‘Upaja Din’ of Dr Bhupen Hazarika was observed at community hall under Mayong Circle today by the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Sanskritik Gosthi with a day-long programme.
Dr Hem Kt Chutia, associate professor of Jagiroad College inaugurated a cultural function in which local artistes performed on Bhupenda sangeet’, ‘nritya’ and ‘poem-recitation’. The programme included flag hoisting, smriti-tarpan, lighting the lamp and a painting competition.