FROM A CORRESPONDENT
LAKHIMPUR, Dec 14: The role of cinema as a medium of mass communication and a leading force of cultural movement cannot be denied at all. Similarly, the role of cinema halls and the talkies too, and the men behind the scene in case of bringing the medium nearer to the masses cannot be denied.
Three cinema halls in Lakhimpur and a few persons played such a vital role in catalyzing the cultural movement in the State. Though two of them have already closed down, Biswa Talkies is still in existence in North Lakhimpur town, facing each and every challenge that time has brought.
Established in 1967 by Khagendra th Changkakati, Biswa Talkies survived due to the dedicated and devoted services of a few hard-working persons who have been unconsciously contributing much to the cultural movement. Ratneswar Dutta is one such person who recently completed 50 years of service in Biswa Talkies. He joined Biswa Talkies as a poster boy and has now become the mager by dint of diligence.
On this occasion, magement of the talkies and proprietor Kamal Chankakati, along with his sister Utpala Changhkakati, felicitated Ratneswar Dutta and his wife on Wednesday at a felicitation programme, while appreciating his rigorous service.
Both the owner and the employee highlighted the exemplary relationship between them in the successful journey of the talkies. Apart from them, Satradhikar Pradip Dev Goswami, jourlist Kumud Baruah, president of North Lakhimpur ASSU unit, Dhanmani Dutta, Ratneswar Dutta’s colleague Bhuban Gogoi and ndalal Basfor spoke on the occasion.