GUWAHATI, Sept 16: “Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was not only a politician but he was also an eminent poet who portrayed myriad hues of life through his poetic creations. His words were truly mesmerising which spoke of humanity and humane values.” Media Adviser to the Chief Minister Hrishikesh Goswami today said while speaking as the chief guest in “Aao Firse Diya Jalayein” poetry session held on the occasion of one month completion of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s demise. The programme was organised by MyGov Assam and Cultural Directorate, Government of Assam at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra today, a Government communiqué stated.
Stating that Vajpayee would have been immortal through his poetic creations even without becoming a prime minister, Goswami said that the former prime minister was an epitome of a great personality and he appreciated Dr Bhupen Hazarika for his poem like songs.
Editor of Dainik Purvoday Ravi Shankar Ravi said that that Vajpayee’s poems could find a place in the hearts of the people all around the world. Commissioner and Secretary of Industry and Commerce Department Asutosh Agnihotri, Chairman of Jyoti Chitraban Pabitra Margherita, DGP Assam Police Kuladhar Saikia also spoke on the occasion. Director of Information and Public Relations Department Rajib Prakash Barua also recited a poem on the occasion, the communiqué added.