Guwahati, Nov 4: To commemorate the fourth death anniversary of Dr Bhupen Hazarika, the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Foundation (BHF), in collaboration with Care Luit and Pragjyoti Communications, is organizing a tiol forum on 5th November at the India Islamic Cultural Center auditorium, New Delhi, BHF secretary said in a statement.
He said that the forum will be attended by BHF co-founder Tej Hazarika, son of Dr Bhupen Hazarika.
“Renowned as a popular singer, songwriter, artist, educationist and film-maker from Assam, Dr Bhupen Hazarika was also a peacemaker during times of conflict. His accomplishments in this area are in the public record. Whereas he appreciated the astonishing diversity within the country as one of its greatest assets, he was acutely aware of the great need for people to cultivate a respectful reverence for human values and difference in order to create a more equitable and happier society.”
“In order to highlight his achievements in this area we have defined two topics to be discussed at our forum beginning at 10 am. Leading educators, jourlists, writers and social activists will participate in the discussion. They will also be available to interact with audience members,” he said.
Dipanka Hazarika said that one of the chief objectives of BHF is to promote research and discussion on his views.
“We will also consider the validity today of some of his earlier academic recommendations for the education of India’s masses through the medium of audio-visual education. By translating his works into some leading languages, we hope to expose more people to Dr Hazarika’s non-sectarian, sane legacy for India,” Hazarika added.
A special memorial volume about Bhupen Da will also be offered to members of the audience. Eminent jourlist Samudra Gupta Kashyap, media educator Dr Ankuran Dutta, Associate Professor of the Indian Institiute of Mass Communication Shaswati Goswami, Author Lee
Sharma, Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of India Upamanyu
Hazarika, Director of the tiol Book Trust, India Dr Rita Choudhury, eminent film critic and jourlist Utpal Borpujari, Union Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbanda Sonowal and President of Asam Sahitya Sabha Dr Dhrubajyoti Borah will present in the event, he added.