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Governor pays tributes to Jyoti Prasad Agarwala

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 Jun 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, June 17: “There cannot be a greater tribute to a creative genius than pursuing his creations to bring Assamese culture to the global are,” observed Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit while speaking at a function to commemorate the 114th birth anniversary of Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala at District Library, Guwahati today. Paying his tributes to the cultural doyen, the Governor said that like Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara, the three greats – Jyoti Prasad Agarwala, Bishnu Prasad Rabha and Dr. Bhupen Hazarika – are also inseparable. They are the real sons of the soil and the pride of the land. He also added that Jyoti Prasad, apart from being a creative genius-a poet, musician, lyricist, playwright and a film-maker, was also a sagacious sage. He dedicated his life to the greater cause of Assamese literature and culture. The function which was organized by Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Foundation in association with the District Administration and Directorate of Cultural Affairs paid rich tributes to Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwala on the occasion of his 114th Birth Anniversary and the day has also been observed as the Dignity of Labour Day. President of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Foution educationist Amar Jyoti Choudhury, eminent singer Sudakshi Sharma, Joti Prasad Agarwala’s daughter Gyashri Pathak, District Development Commissioner Barli Sharma along with a host of other dignitaries were present at the function. Jyoti Chitraban in the city also recalled Jyoti Prasad Agarwala through various programmes.

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