Silchar: It is for the third time that the Barak Hindi Bhashi Brahmin Samaj (BHBBS) assembled on Sunday at Gandhi Bhawan and deliberated over their various issues and problems in order to chalk out future course of action.
Held under the presidentship of Rajendra Prasad Mishra, working president of the Samaj, speakers on the occasion who included Keshab Dixit, secretary, Raj Kumar Dubey, vice president and Y K Tripathi, joint secretary among others expressed their concern at the gradual decline and degradation of values and virtues of social life, so dearly preserved by the elder members of the society.
It was noted with regret that the present generation of youths, boys and girls, are mostly confused and misdirected who have no more attachment for traditional values and heritage which so long have given the samaj a distinct identity of respect. Keshab Dixit said, “The Samaj has to focus on the most important aspect of restoring the tradition of the Hindi speaking Brahmins. Youths have to be encouraged and motivated to follow Vedic system of conducting life and also for maintaining the best of ethical standard.”
Dixit continued to say the number of Brahmin priests conducting religious functions and rituals on various holy occasions is no doubt declining. This deviation is a matter of serious thinking for all and the Samaj has to ponder over it and find out ways to see that the hoary tradition is back on the rail. The fault does not lie with “our stars but with ourselves”. It is therefore of prime importance for all right and sensible persons to debate over it and come to a definite conclusion. Agreeing with Dixit, Raj Kumar Dubey also held the opinion that it is after all in the interest of Brahmin samaj that instead of talks only, concrete way out has to be evolved. An important part of the programme was to felicitate the meritorious students having best results at their high school, higher secondary school, graduate and post graduate levels of examinations. Besides, those who obtained Ph.Ds were also accorded honour. Madhu Sudan Tiwari, former MLA, along with Sukumar Shastri and Janardhan Sharma was posthumously honoured. Also felicitated on the occasion were Kamala Kanta Upadhyay, former principal of Durllabhcherra Higher Secondary School, distinguished political thinker, Sheo Prasad Tiwari and centenarian Ram Janam Tiwari of Chiragi village.
Apart from deliberations and felicitations, cultural items like recitation from well known poems of Hindi poets, art competition for children along with fancy dress and preparation of dishes were also held. One of the important decisions taken at the conclave was to draw out a plan and estimate for building a hostel in order to facilitate the stay of students for their studies and all those of the Brahmin samaj who come to this town on various purposes. The proposed building will entail an expenditure of Rs.40 lakh to be raised by the Samaj and the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar will be moved to allot a suitable plot of land.