From a Correspondent
Tezpur, June 20: With the rest of the State to commemorate the unmatched contribution of cultural icon, revolutiory figure, Kalaguru Bishnu Prashad Rabha, various organizations schools and colleges in and around the historic Tezpur town, including Kalaguru Sangeet Mohavidyalay, Ban Theatre, Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, Tezpur Unit AASU and Trimurty Uddyan committee on Monday observed the 47th Rabha Divas.
Commemorating the Kalaguru, in the morning the Kalaguru Sangeet Mahavidyalay community, as part of their day-long programme, paid rich tribute to the cultural icon with lighting of the lamp by the Sonitpur Deputy Commissioner, Laya Madduri which was followed by various works of art (canvas) by a frontline art organization Bator Canvas.
In the canvas programme, altogether 70 artists from across the State took part and tried to make Rabha’s memory alive through different art on activities of the cultural icon, besides trying to popularize the work of art among the youngsters. The other programme includes felicitation programme, poetry recitation, presentation of Bargeet and Bishnu Sangeet, Dasa Abatar Nritya (Dance on Dasabotar), chorus and dance on Bishnu Rabha’s song by the students of the music school.
The canvas was conducted by president of Bator Canvas, Shanti Rajkhwa and convener Aloka Sharma. At Samadhisthol, the Tezpur unit AASU observed the day to remember the Kalaguru wherein attending as chief guest, Minister for Water Resource, Government of Assam, Ranjit Dutta persolly announced Rs. 1 lakh for the renovation work of the crematorium. Speaking on the occasion, he urged the Assamese people to come forward to build a classless Assamese society with the ideology of the Kalaguru.
He also opined that the proposed Kalaguru Museum and the Kalaguru Bishnu Rabha Cultural University should come into existence as soon as possible. “We will do the needful for turning the dream of these two institutes into reality,” he said, adding that the present day Assamese society was splitting from its fabric of commul harmony and brotherhood due to the sadistic attitude of a section in the society.
“We will have to follow the ideology of the cultural icon to build a conducive society,” he said. At Tezpur Sahitya Sabha, besides the president and secretary of the literary body respectively Hemta Baruah and Pankaj Baruah, all the office bearers paid tribute to the cultural icon by offering flowers in front of the statue of the Kalaguru.