By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 29: Writer Prafulla Kumar Barman has said that the ideology propagated by Srimanta Sankardeva still has its relevance in society.
Speaking at the monthly programme – Ek Sambad – of Shree Marwari Hindi Pustakalaya at Fancy Bazar in the city today, Barman said: “Born on the land of Assam some 550 years ago the great man did lay the foundation for religious and cultural harmony in the State by propagating the faith on one God, regardless of diverse caste and creed. He wanted to make a classless society in Assam by sinking the differences of faith and fincial disparity. His Bhagwat scripted in Brajabuli is so simple and lucid that it helps erase superstition from society. He scripted his Bhagwat in Brajabhasha so as to set a relation among the vaishvites of Assam with their counterparts residing elsewhere in the country.”
Barman said: “For the youth nowadays resorting to drinking and drugs, their parents are responsible. How come addicted parents reform their wards? If they are to bring their wards back on track, they themselves will have to live a holy and sacrosanct life. For such purposes, Kirtan Ghosha plays a crucial role. It soothes the body and mind.”
Senior writer Kapur Chand Jain gave a detailed account on Srimanta Sankardeva and his teachings in simple and lucid Hindi.
Earlier in the day, Barman was felicitated with a gamosa and a bunch of books by the Pustakalaya.