TANGLA, Jan 17: Along with other parts of the State, Silpi Divas commemorating the death anniversary of Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Agarwala, was also observed here at Purani Tangla LP School premises in Tangla on Wednesday.
The event organized jointly by the primary and high school magement committee in collaboration of Purani Tangla Bhaskarjyoti Sangha, was initiated with homage by floral tribute and lighting of earthen lamps in front of the portrait of the cultural icon.Various competitions, including drawing competition, musical chair, cock-fight, Jyoti Sangeet, poetry recitation, among others were held among children and prizes were distributed. In the open session, retired headmaster of Tangla HS School, Nilamoni Bora recalled the life and immense contribution of the playwright.
He further said, “Rupkonwar brought about a reissance in Assamese literature and culture which undoubtedly went on to establish the language’s identity and culture. His pioneering initiative to the Assamese film industry has left a mark in the history of society,” he added.
Joysagar: Various cultural programmes to mark Silpi Divas were also organized in and around Sivasagar by different social-cultural organizations of Sivasagar and Joysagar. The central programme was organized by the Sivasagar Zila Shanskritic Mahasabha at the District Library premises of Dolmukh Chariali, Sivasagar. Besides, the Meteka regiol AASU and Rupahi regiol AASU observed the day with variety of cultural events at greater Joysagar area on Wednesday. Moreover, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, Brihattar Axomiya Yuba Manch, Joysagar Regiol Committee, also organized Silpi Divas at Joysagar and Rudrasagar area with various cultural programmes and paid utmost homage to the legendary persolity of modern Assamese art and culture.
DEMOW: Under the patroge of Gayan Gaon Dighalia Hula Child Protection Committee and in association with Sopur Social Development Society, an NGO, Silpi Divas was observed near Demow in Parijat Primary School on Wednesday with a day-long programme.
A procession was taken out by the Gayan Gaon Dighalia Hula Child Protection Committee against child labour and child marriage and to urge school dropouts to be sent back to school. Art and Jyoti Sangeet competitions were organized in Parijat Primary School for students.
GORESWAR: Silpi Divas was observed at Goreswar by Bharatiya Gatya Sangha, Goreswar branch with a day-long programme. Hemanta Deka, president of Goreswar branch of Bharatiya Gatya Sangha, offered floral tribute at the portrait of Rupkonwar Jyotiprasad Agarwala and Karu Bhuyan lit the earthen light on the occasion. Following the chorus by Gatya Sangha, songs and poems of Jyotiprasad Agarwala were sung and recited by many participants. Well-known worker of Bharatiya Gatya Sangha, Ghakanta Deka and former lecturer of Goreswar College, Ajit Talokdar spoke about the creations of Jyotiprasad Agarwala. The artistes of Shur Sangam Music School, members of Bharatiya Gatya Sangha and local artistes sang many songs of Jyotiprasad Agarwala at the function held at main PWD Chowk in Goreswar town.