From a Correspondent
DHUBRI, Sept 7: Autobiographies of two retired teachers of Dhubri, brought out by Cheta, a socio-cultural and literary organization of the town, were formally released here at Dhubri Hari Sabha Auditorium on the Teachers’ Day. The autobiographies of former in-charge Principal, Prof. Girindra th Goswami and Prof. (retd) Devendra th Sarma were formally released by the Head of Department of Bengali, Gauhati University, Dr. Amalendu Chakraborty. Goswami and Sarma were also felicitated with phulam gamosa, ari, and citation for their outstanding contribution in field of education and society as a whole.
Beside them, former vice-president of Axam Xahity Xabha and prominent litterateur, Pachu Gopal Chakraborty and retired District and Session Judge and litterateur, Murari Mohan Sarkar were also felicitated on the occasion for their translation works from Bengali to Assamese and Assamese to Bengali respectively.
Speaking on the occasion, president of Cheta, Dr. Saradindu Banerjee said that the organization celebrated the Teachers’ Day as the day of Guru Pram as this busy society seldom recalled or recognized their contribution in shaping the future of the students.
“We have brought out autobiographies of two highly revered and respected octogerian teachers of the district who are still active by engaging themselves in various social welfare and literary activities after retiring from Bhola th College, Dhubri, with a view to enlighten the society and students as how hard it was to become true teachers who taught and groomed thousands of students in their lifetime. They deserve this respect and recognition,” Banerjee said.
Dr Amalendu Chakraborty, Professor of Pandu College, Timir Dey and an academician and litterateur, Debabrata Bora of Golaghat and other dignitaries delivered their speech as appointed speakers on Assamese-Bengali linguistic and cultural bridge followed by cultural programmes.
Earlier, floral tribute was offered at the portrait of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishn and one-minute silence was observed in the meeting to condole the death of Dr. Manik Lal Mukherjee, a retired professor of Bhola th College, Dhubri.