|73rd death anniversary of Bijoy Singh Brahmachari observed|
GOSSAIGAON, Sept 14 - Bijoy Singh Brahmachari, the founder of Amritpur Brahma Sevashram was remembered on his 73rd death anniversary at the Ashram premises today with traditional rituals.
Brahmachari was an intellectual, litterateur, pious man and above all a humanitarian. For the establishment of the ashram, he had received debottar land measuring 232 bighas from the zamindar of Bagribari Gayendra Narayan Choudhury. By acquiring that land, he alongwith other people of the area had established the Amritpur Brahma Sevashram. Now only 172 bighas of land remains in the name of the ashram. The then Minister of undivided Assam, Rupnath Brahma had inaugurated the yagna altar in 1957. As the previous yagna ahuti shed’s condition has deteriorated, a new altar with a concrete shed was erected near the old shed.
The ashram also has a residential ME and High School which were provincialised on 01-01-2013. 100 bighas of land have been given for tea cultivation. There are also three fisheries and sal plantations. Paddy cultivation and seasonal cultivation are also done by engaging labourers through which a considerable amount comes to the ashram enabling it to manage its daily affairs. The memorial meeting of the Brahmachari was inaugurated by Rohindra Brahma, ex-MCLA, Guma constituency. The open meeting was presided over by Ganesh Chandra Hazowary while Maheswar Brahma explained the purpose of the meeting. He also introduced the guests by offering them aronais. Ghanashyam Basumatary spoke about the Brahmachari in detail.
Earlier, Praneswar Basumatary inaugurated the open meeting. Others who spoke on the occasion included Dr Kumud Ranjan Basumatary, Biswanath Natzary and Panindra Lahary. The president in his speech welcomed all and wished them good health, peace, brotherhood feelings and prosperity. At the end, the residential school’s students sang a few beautiful songs. Maheswar Brahma, secretary of the ashram offered the vote of thanks.